- America remains the world’s richest, most productive and most innovative big economy.
- By an impressive number of measures, it is leaving its peers ever further in the dust.
- Average incomes have grown much faster than in western Europe or Japan.
- American firms own more than a fifth of patents registered abroad, more than China and Germany put together.
- Investors who put $100 into the s&p 500 in 1990 would have more than $2,000 today.
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The lessons from America’s astonishing economic record
America's economy is the world's richest, most productive and innovative big economy that has left its peers far behind, with average incomes growing faster than in Western Europe or Japan.