The United States is the envy of the world.
Its population is the third largest in the world, after the United Kingdom and China.
Its economy is the largest in world history, and the top 10 per cent of Americans earn over $1 million a year.
Yet the United State has one of the worst economic performance rankings in the developed world.
The U.S. economy grew at a pathetic 3.4 per cent annually between 2011 and 2015, and it is projected to grow only 3 per cent next year.
Despite this, Americans are so proud of their country that it is the number one destination for foreign visitors.
“There is something about America that I love,” said Peter Diamandis, a global affairs expert at the Harvard Kennedy School.
“It’s not just because it’s the place where I grew up, it’s because it represents the American dream.
There’s something about the United of America that’s very American, and that’s why I think it’s so great.”
While many Americans might be surprised by the results of a new Gallup poll that shows that just 14 per cent believe the U. S. has a chance of meeting its ambitious global goals of climate change and reducing inequality, Diamanis is no stranger to such figures.
He is one of only a handful of economists who can count on the support of his peers to back up their predictions.
“I don’t think people can understand how big the problem is until they actually experience it,” he said.
“When you have a nation like the United