I strongly believe America's best chance to continue along its path of unentitled prosperity lies within the innovation of its entrepreneurs. Interesting books like The Entrepreneurial Imperative show this as the only way forward, but Jim Manzi's latest article Keeping America's Edge paints a more complicated picture that lays forth our current struggle - Innovation is necessary for economic growth, and less government interference is key for the type of innovation we need. However, with such innovation comes social upheaval and disruption that creates a different set of problems that could be just as bad for the US:
Our strategic situation is shaped by three inescapable realities. First is the inherent conflict between the creative destruction involved in free-market capitalism and the innate human propensity to avoid risk and change. Second is ever-increasing international competition. And third is the growing disparity in behavioral norms and social conditions between the upper and lower income strata of American society.