A Competition of Competence
Many analysts are claiming that the U.S. and China are in a competition. Some call it a “strategic competition.” We prefer to describe it as a “competition of competence.” But in all of this talk of competition, no one seems to be keeping track of who is winning the competition in a systematic, easy to find, comprehensive way. This page is an attempt at beginning to do so.
We break data into five large categories: a) Economy; b) Environment; c) Social; d) State Capacity; and e) Demographics. We might add “military” in the future but are still grappling with what measures to include in such a category.
This, we should stress, is a beginning. We anticipate we will include additional measurements and it’s possible we might add categories. If there is data you think we should add or concerns you have about the current data, please let us know. We will regularly update the data. In the meantime, enjoy examining how the competition is going.