America in 2040: Still a Superpower?
The Honorable David M. Walker joins T. J. O’Hara on Deconstructed to discuss his latest book: America in 2040: Still a Superpower? A Pathway to Success. Mr. Walker is a distinguished professor at the United States Naval Academy and the former Comptroller General of the United States and CEO of the United States Government Accountability Office under Presidents Clinton and Bush (#43).
Mr. Walker book explores the current trajectory of the United States in comparison to China, India, and other emerging powers. Over the next 20 years, will our Nation retain its position as the world’s only superpower, or will it be joined (and even passed) by other countries? He shares his opinion of what will happen if nothing changes as compared to what may happen if the United States evolvers in certain ways.
Mr. Walker also provides advice to the whomever will be serving as President of the United States during the next four years; citing three critical issues that will need to be addressed. He discusses the reality of taxation proposals and the addiction to spending that is dramatically expanding our Nation’s debt. COVID-19 only exacerbates the problem.
Then, T.J. queries Mr. Walker on a variety of issues including trade, energy, defense, and personal financial security. The two then discuss what economic and political recommendations should be considered to our nation’s future.
Mr. Walker’s book poses a serious question: Will the United States still be a superpower in 2040? If not, why not? If so, what will it take to assure that it maintains that status. Listen to the show to find out and read Mr. Walker’s book to get the details.