short workweek, and resistance to change—particularly when established social benefits are at risk. But it is of little consolation that others may be even closer to the edge, at least at this moment, than we. The words of London consultant Mark Foster ring true: “The change is from globalization going one way to globalization going every way.”

The impact of this tidal wave will be felt for many years by the citizens of all nations—and not all equally. As the Council on Competitiveness warns, “Simply being an American does not guarantee a high-wage job anymore.”

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