As most of you know, America is on a decline. The country (I know, America is a continent but bear with me) is struggling with jobs, lackluster spending growth and an unclear future for a country geared mostly towards consumerism. Turns out, mass tourism is the answer.
Take China. An arch foe, stealing both jobs from American factory workers and owning a pretty damn substantial $4.5 trillion of U.S. debt. Sure, China helped grow American businesses by offering dirt cheap manufacturing but “dirt cheap” has amounted to quite a lot of money and the various Chinese entrepreneurs are now ready to spend.
Here comes the good part.
Consider where China is coming from for example. All those years under strict communist rule has made the Chinese people very eager to loose the shackles and experience a free individualistic modern lifestyle. The Foreign Direct Investment in the Special Economic Zones in China (such as Shanghai and Shenzhen) also helped promote what western culture is all about (since we manufacture all our stuff there).
What do you get if you add these two together? Heaps of opportunity and a brighter future for America. Chinese people with new-found money are eager to experience all the neat tricks of western culture and America is there to provide. It’s time for America to switch to mass tourism.
The many decades of spreading American pop culture internationally (besides China) has also resulted in a pretty diverse and large group of people who love America, so why not let them come and boost the economy? There is no money left in American pockets anyways; someone else’s wallet is needed. If you can’t be an empire, being a tourist destination is the next best thing.
What do you think? Could boosting tourism actually be the viable answer to Obamacare?