Not only is the world's economy expected to shrink at a rate of 1.3% this year, but the American economy is expected to shrink by an even greater rate of 2.8%.
Perhaps the reason that the world's economy is shrinking is because the American economy is shrinking? Perhaps the American Empire has been the world's arrogant economic centerpiece for long enough? Perhaps this is just the beginning of a long-awaited economic equalization among the nations? Perhaps we're headed for a global standard of living?