David Walker - Will America Still Be A Superpower In 2040? - Cold Star Project S04E08


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Past Comptroller General of the United States, professor at the US Naval Academy, former Defense Business Board appointee, and author David Walker returns to the Cold Star Project--and this time we're addressing the question of whether the United States will still be a superpower by 2040. David has authored the book America In 2040: Still A Superpower? A Pathway To Success. What's wrong with America's fiscal policy, how did we get here, and what can we do about it?

Host Jason Kanigan asks David Walker:

- An investigation of organizations in decline produced the book Exit, Voice and Loyalty by Albert Hirschman. Out of the three choices, Voice is your option… What made you believe writing a book was the best way of influencing others?

- Let’s hear your definition of “superpower”.

- What can we learn from past major powers about the problems of maintaining economic growth and military strength over decades?

- Specifically looking at the US now, what outcomes can we expect by 2040 if we don’t change our course? And your target?

- What in your opinion is today’s greatest economic and national security threat to America? How do we handle it?

- You educated me about the concept of “the tooth and the tail” in our last discussion… What needs to change in military investing (development, procurement, deployment) to ensure America remains a superpower over the next two decades?

- What budget controls and standards changes are necessary to achieve the level of results you want to see?

- Share your views on tax policy with us and how you envision these to to alter the long term outcome of the US economic situation.

Useful Links:

Get the book on Amazon (NOT an affiliate link): https://coldstarproject.com/americain2040

Previous interview with David Walker on cultural development in government operations: https://coldstarproject.com/yts04e02davidwalker

Disclaimer: We were not remunerated in any way by David Walker for discussing his book or any other topics.

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