The US is the global economic leader in the world, but the tides are changing. While some might take a nationalistic approach, there is no die-hard US is first mentality when it comes to patriotism. That isn’t what true patriotism is about. Yet US industries are certainly important, and there are many reasons why.
As the leading economic powerhouse, the US is serving the needs of many other countries. The goal of any leader should be servitude. While the global economy is shifting other countries into position to be economic leaders among many industries, ahead of the US, there are other factors to consider. It’s not just about sales, but about cultural influence.
Think about the movie industry, the music industry and pop culture across the board. Many US industries influence the entire world, that plays a big part in how we all stay connected. In the digital age, globalization is certainly ramping up, too.
There are certain aspects of globalization that I’m not too fond about. That has to do with my faith. I wouldn’t say that it’s globalization that is bad, but it’s what Christians see coming along with that happening. We live in a fallen world that is far from perfect. While that is true, the US has a responsibility as a leading country, and not just economically speaking.
From an economic standpoint, US industries are important for many reasons. Are you familiar with the top ranking US industries right now? The US healthcare industry ranks as one of the top five. That is precisely why we have some of the problems we have, however, and so we must strike that delicate balance and try harder as a nation to take care of each other.
Technology is one of the leading industries, too, as is retail, nondurable manufacturing and construction. Companies like www.leespring.com/ and picoelectronics.com allow for others to keep their manufacturing processes going. Retail might be moving online in many ways, but it’s still the industry that employs the most people in the US. And you, of course, have to factor in the remote workers as well.
Amazon is a leading online retail giant, and the company employs quite a few people. They might employ more had they been a company that operates thousands of stores across the US, but retail in general still accounts for about 10 percent of the US workforce.
There was the recession a little over a decade ago. There are changing trends globally when it comes to the US remaining as the top seed in terms of being an economic powerhouse. Yet the changes and challenges that face the US don’t mean that we as a country should fight hard to stay in the lead.
We should instead fight hard to be leaders, in service to others. US industries take care of the people in this country, and they take care of people all around the world. They culturally influence many different countries, cities and communities. Worldwide, US industries help connect people together, enabling them to live life more fully and happily.