Ajjax saidThe U.S. is a war nation. Without war, there is nothing to sustain the economy.
What commodities besides food and water, (the basics) do other countries demand from America? Think, what could America possibly barter to any other country?
all of your statements are patently false. the longest and largest economic expansion in the US occurred during peacetime following WW2.
and HERE'S what we barter:
The United States is the world’s leading exporter of
agricultural products. At $141.3 billion, agricultural
exports made up 10% of U.S. exports in 2012.
here's the top 10 list of things other countries demand from the US:
Machinery: $215,165,486,000 (13.9% of total exports)
Electronic equipment: $162,067,973,000 (10.5%)
Mineral fuels including oil: $137,532,495,000 (8.9%)
Vehicles excluding trains and streetcars: $132,926,223,000 (8.6%)
Aircraft and spacecraft: $104,266,487,000 (6.7%)
Optical, technical and medical apparatus: $83,470,292,000 (5.4%)
Pearls, precious stones metals and coins: $71,664,266,000 (4.6%)
Plastics: $58,848,633,000 (3.8%)
Organic chemicals: $46,174,233,000 (3%)
Pharmaceutical products: $40,061,845,000 (2.6%)
if the US was the shit-hole u describe we wouldn't have an immigration problem, people wouldn't be risking their lives to come here, they'd be fighting to get out.