Most Americans cannot help but be affected by the rapid economic growth in other economies around the world, particularly in India, Eastern Europe, and China. The fact that people around the globe may well be on their way toward improved living standards is encouraging, but it is also a clear reminder of increased economic growth and wealth creation by potential or actual competitors in the world market. Here at home, many Americans are rightfully concerned that greater participation in the global marketplace means that American workers and businesses will face more intense pressure and competition and potentially less economic opportunity if they are not successful.