QuoteOriginally posted by: traderjoe1976QuoteOriginally posted by: Traden4Alpha The salary from the subminimum-wage job from the EU or US (i.e, one well below the so-called poverty line) would put one in the upper middle class in most places in China, India, etc.Try to offer any of the Chinese MBAs from top 10 B-school job in USA or Europe and see if you can get anyone to accept the position.This is the 21st century. You may be totally shocked at the magnitude of shift in the Global economy which is going to occur. 15 years from now, China GDP surpasses USA GDP. By 2040:1. China2. India = USA3. EU (combined) distant fourth You need to face the facts. USA and EU are primarily filled with old, retired people. That is why these forums are very active.Indeed! You raise some very good points although China GDP needs to be at least 2X to 3X that of the US for China to reach US and EU levels of wealth.Or, perhaps I should say that China will bail everyone out by purchasing US and EU sovereign junks bonds to maintain China's weak Yuan policy.