Originally Posted by EnderWiggin
I disagree. China is a stronger economic power.
Technically no, but they are poised to overtake us. We don't manufacture, but the US provides tertiary goods which is value added to the US GDP and something demanded by other states that we have provided mostly after the communications age started.
The US could improve in other areas, such as growing crops for human consumption much more than for feeding to cattle and pigs. That would allow for more food to be exported as well, but that is a very small part of the GDP.