Well I mean you're still forgetting two things, one of which is the massive entitlement complex of Americans (meaning their mentality of feeling entitled) and the second being that we have massive wealth inequality here.
So the question to ask is, which Americans
are actually benefiting? Because the poor in this country aren't really benefiting. We've all be totally shafted. Like I said all that wealth is only being concentrated in fewer and fewer hands here. It's like confusing raw GDP with PPP. The national average
does look good, but most Americans aren't making those figures. It's the super rich treating the whole country like their personal playground that pisses us off. I mean yeah, for the super rich everything's just fucking dandy. Meanwhile the rest of us aren't making much money and have fewer opportunities. It's tied into the same problem as us having this huge wave of opiate addiction.
The real measure of stability is honestly the health of a middle class. We do not have the same healthy middle class we once did and it has steadily been getting worse. This really doesn't jive well with people who grew up being told they'd be astronauts and movie stars either which is why that affects white people so much worse and why things like white suicide rates have been rising.
Like I really don't think you understand just what's going on in my country right now. Globalism did indeed serve us well in the 90s, I'll grant you that. But ever since Reagan we've just been getting angrier and more unstable and a lot of that has to do with class and ownership. People try to bring up race and frankly the racial tensions (which are nothing new at all) are just an extension of and intertwined with class tensions. So I will say it again, the people you are talking about benefiting are not ordinary Americans. Ordinary Americans are sitting in bathtubs with a shotgun in their mouth and ODing on heroin right now. Any sense of optimism we had evaporated with the budget surplus in the mid-00s. Most of us haven't seen that recovery yet as upper class continue looting the country and lining their pockets. Is it like Russia? No it's not as bad as Russia. But it keeps reminding me of it. You keep acting like those gains are being shared and distibuted around society--they are not.
And the thing that you always see in truly unstable societies is massive wealth gaps with surging unemployment particularly in youth populations, which was one of the biggest precipitating factors behind the shitshow that Arab Spring became. We have a not entirely disimilar situation here, in that a few megarich oil sheiks who own everything says fuckall about the average Arab benefiting from economic gains.
Also the thing to keep in mind is this is a big country. Like if London becomes a huge hub, that's for one small island. All of the UK is as big as one of our Northeastern states. So we end up with a few places like NYC, LA, San Fran, Houston, Chicago etc. Then you have the issues within those cities like now iirc the poverty line in San Francisco is $100,000. So if you make only like $40,000 a year in SF you're living in a shack someone built in their living room that they're renting out. So there is also that situation. I think that some of what you said was spot on but you don't seem to realize far enough that Americans generally aren't seeing the same type of gains and when you talk about it "benefiting the USA" you're really ultimately only talking about one class of people. The rest of the country is answering the calls and serving food to that class even with advanced degrees.