Not a huge fan of Canada or America, but there are things i like about both countries (housing size, weather in the states, dont know what else, government healthcare in Canada, some cultural things). I think long term, the economy in america and canada will continue to decline. in america there are currently 40% of the working population earns less than $25,000 (or was it 20k?) and the median wage is $15 which is really sad. wats really driving the wages down is oversea labor which earns less than $1/hr, no regulations so corporations can pollute or dump way more. in addition to automation, immigration, plus ladies deciding to enter the workplace. check out richard d wolff, chris hedges, and jeff faux's book the servant economy if you want an idea of where things are headed for the american economy. hedges contends corporations have captured both the democrats (since 92) and republicans. i guess the only good news is the simple idea of workers voting within their business how to run it and what htey should earn. aka "cooperatives". and theres probably more complex alternatives beyond capitalism.