Empires work in a cycle of four stages. First, you’re a poor country and you act poor. Then you’re a rich country, but you still act poor. Then you’re a rich country and you act rich, and then you’re a poor country, but you still think you’re rich.
We have this decision to make, because we’re in a transitory state. Do we still want to be the rich country that is still rich? We have to figure out how to open the doors to get more people to the starting line, because then we’ll keep winning.