In the uncertain wake of the world financial crisis, there is legitimate concern about whether America can maintain its economic might and by extension its position in the world order. Recovery remains slow, with stagnant wages and rising healthcare costs exerting increased pressure on much of the country. In light of these challenges, what are the economic prospects for the United States in the 21st century? This talk will examine this question as well as America’s current economic conditions, with particular focus on the how the policy choices facing the United States today will shape future economic performance and leadership.