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This is the title of a compelling article by Geoffrey Colvin in the July 25, 2005 Issue of Fortune Magazine.  It is an eight-page summary of the current and future problems facing the United States due to the ever-increasing globalization of products, capital, and labor.  Engineering and engineering education are brought up repeatedly.  It is a thought provoking article that is a worthwhile read, even for people like me who support globalization.  The solution, if there is one, lies mostly in education. 
 
Here is a link where you can read the article without buying the magazine.  Don't procrastinate, the link might only remain active for a short while.
 
http://www.fortune.com/fortune/articles/0,15114,1081269,00.html
 
Enjoy!
 
Stan R. Caldwell, P.E.
Dallas, Texas