They are, despite the occasional misleading “Commie” rhetoric, old-fashioned capitalists, producers, investors, traders, designers and engineers. They are a lot like we used to be
In the 21st century, however, the U.S. consumer market represents literally a tiny fraction of the overall picture. International commerce experts know, but many people are shocked to learn, that at least 95 percent of the world’s consumers live outside the U.S. Not surprisingly, the meteoric rise of China’s middle class leads the way. Credit Suisse predicts that China’s consumer market will reach $16 trillion by 2020, surpassing the U.S. as the world’s largest—with a projected 700 percent growth in per capita income from 2000 levels.