While I'm not an advocate (or a believer) of the Boone Pickens plan, It is true that this is the largest transfer of wealth in the history of mankind. But, isn't this wealth transfer a good thing to the US? Most Middle Easteners, Russians, Venezuelans, are so dumb and lazy that they can't build any industrialized goods. So they buy many goods from american companies. Even made-in-china goods are products are traded mostly by western companies.