Shervin Pishevar, the venture capitalist mogul, has been tweeting for 21 hours highlighting some of the crucial issues affecting the United States at large. Since sexual allegations, the Uber investors has not be seen or heard in the public platform, including social media, until he decided to spill the beans on what could be a prophecy to the changing economy in the country. In one of his trending tweets, Shervin Pishevar touches on a controversial topic that involves the United States and China.
According to Shervin Pishevar, China has been spending large sums of money in the infrastructure industry and will soon replace the United States as the largest economy in the world. This might have surprised many who have been witnessing the increasing trade wars between the two nations. It might have given Shervin Pishevar some much-needed credibility as the country seems to be fighting a losing war. This school of thought has elicited many emotions which many economic observers are indicating that the United States response and trade wars with China are a clear indication that China is becoming a thorn in the flesh of the United States.
Over the last few political campaigns, nothing has been spoken much about the deteriorating state of infrastructure projects around the country. The government has been focusing on streamlining controversial issues in immigration, health, and the unending political and nuclear issues in the middle-east. Could this have shifted the focus of the country from local investment in infrastructure to military investment and foreign participation? Most of the economic and foreign policy pundits will answer in affirmative. It could even prove to be true if a referendum was conducted to answer the same question.
What does Shervin Pishevar see that many in government cannot figure out is that the government needs to focus on improving local infrastructure lest the country start lagging behind in infrastructure development. Shervin Pishevar is one of the investors who has been worried by the increasing influence of China in the world economy and his tweet only confirms his fears. As a single citizen, there is nothing he can do but to warn of the consequences.