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Bill Gates on America, post-superpower status

In a lecture at Stanford University, Bill Gates argues that with the rise of China, the US needs to look beyond the American century and adopt a multi-lateral view, both economically and militarily. [“US superpower status challenged – Gates”, The Register]

Interestingly, Mr Gates shrewdly points to increasing immigration controls as one of the trends that is having a negative impact on USA competitiveness and innovation. What hope then for the UK and the rest of Europe where problems with community cohesion are causing genuine public unrest over immigration, resulting in politicians rushing to show-off their anti-immigration credentials? Our economic future depends on successful immigration. Let’s hope our leaders can rise to the challenge of community cohesion rather than simply pandering to reactionary prejudices.