Soon after WWII the US started to play "empire". The interesting fight against the evil empire brought the US to build military bases in almost every nation on Earth. How did they do it??? One answer is for sure, economic benefit to those countries. That's it, the best way to "control" is trough economic ties. This was easy since the $ emerged as the global currency after WWII. This is how outsourcing began. How in hell, did this country came from a manufacturing economy and a strong middle class in the 1950s to a "service economy 40 years later and virtually only two classes.??? All empires face the same problem and that's why they eventually fall. "They are too busy governing others but they can't govern themselves." So?? After 64 years of outsourcing America what can we tell???