Interview: Two countries, one economy. Welcome to 'Chimerica'

China and the United States are not fierce economic competitors and tentative allies. In fact, in economic terms they are not two ‘countries’ at all, but rather a single, unified behemoth called ‘Chimerica.’ That, anyway, is the counterintuitive opinion of “Wall Street Journal” contributor and New York-based economist and global financial consultant Zachary Karabell. Karabell’s new book, “Superfusion: How China and America Became One Economy and Why the World’s Prosperity Depends on It,” outlines the emergence of a singular mega-economy that “is hiding in plain sight, unrecognized, unacknowledged, and unwanted” by “many millions whose lives are being reshaped by it.”

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