December 21st, 2012
05:46 PM ET

On GPS Sunday: What can we expect from the U.S. economy in 2013?

"Fareed Zakaria GPS," Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET.

This week on GPS, Fareed looks beyond the fiscal cliff and discusses what might be in store for the American economy in 2013 with economists Glenn Hubbard and Peter Orszag, and commentators Zanny Minton Beddoes and Chrystia Freeland.

And in What in the World: “Mexico's GDP is expected to grow by nearly 4 percent this year - twice as fast as Brazil and America. It is riding a manufacturing boom: Mexico is now the world's fourth biggest producer of cars. Starting next year, new taxis in New York City will carry a ‘made in Mexico’ label. Mexico is also the world's top producer of flat screen TVs. In fact, Mexico exports more manufactured products than the rest of Latin America put together.”

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  1. Tax Paying Citizen

    "Our country likes government", did I really hear this from you? Why don't you provide a poll and ask the following straight forward question. As an American do you want more or less government in your life? You might be in for a rude awakening.
    You are way out of touch with this country's general population.

    December 22, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Reply
  2. joe anon 1

    do americans want gov sponsored social security, medicare, medicaid, public education, k-phd, roads, security, disaster help? yes.

    the economy in 2013 continues same but worse.

    more pillaging, stealing, lying.

    Merry Christmas one and all.

    December 22, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Reply
  3. joe anon 1

    the economy is dead.

    the only economy left is theft by the govt to wall st and the 2%

    December 22, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Reply
    • wjmccartan

      You just about said it all, joe. Yes, our national economy will continue to deteriorate as time goes on!

      December 22, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Reply
  4. Jim Middlewest

    We have managed to get to the point where the middle class now apparently stops at the top 2% instead of the top 1%. It will be much tougher to get that definition to the top 10% but that is where it needs to go.

    December 23, 2012 at 10:21 am | Reply
  5. Jim Middlewest

    Steve Ratner At one point I believe he said that he wished he had driven a harder bargain with the UAW because they made really few significant concessions except for new people making much smaller wages

    December 23, 2012 at 10:31 am | Reply
  6. PaysTax

    Fareed is looking at the population demographics the wrong way.
    He mentioned the need for more young people (workers), and proposed incentives to have more children.
    That is wrong. The problem is too many old people (benefit recipients).
    And that was caused by the baby boom which created more people, so incentives to have more only creates a future problem.

    And anybody that has children so they can receive money from others is not what I want in this country.
    I want parents that will love their children, spend the time/effort/money to raise them as productive, law abiding citizens.
    Not depend and force others to be responsible for their children.

    December 23, 2012 at 10:41 am | Reply
  7. Arizona Roadrunner

    Your first segment on guns was excellent. However, this segment was a total waste of time. How you can have such a discussion and not mention one word about the spending on and for the military- industrial-congressional complex is beyond me. Just one suggestion: how much money would be saved if we gave the military the order to cut or consolidate 25% of the 850 overseas bases facilities etc. within five years? Also, the military budget has increased over 300% since 1998 and you don't include that in the mix?

    December 23, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Reply
    • Lyndsie Graham

      Thank you, Arizona Roadrunner. The problem here is that at least 95% of Congress plus the White House is owned by the M.I.C. in Washington and will do what they're told as well as the right-wing news media. That is why they never talk about the badly needed cuts in military spending!

      December 23, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Reply
  8. Karen Lee

    Suggesting that we need to incentivize a higher birth rate is, perhaps, good for the US short run, providing more people to pay into Social Security benefits till the baby boomers die off. However, no one noted that by the time this new generation reaches working age, the baby boomers will have largely died off. Nor did anyone on the panel suggest that a growing world population, and the lifestyle expectations thereof, is a major contributor to greenhouse gases, over-consumption of finite resources (e.g. agricultural land, water), and, in the long run, very destructive. I was almost swayed by the buoyant optimism of the panel, until I stepped back and listened closely to what they didn't say.

    December 23, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Reply
    • Arlene Andrew

      I agree with you and was shocked that in all the talk about giving incentives to have babies there was not a single mention of climate change or national and global environmental problems.

      We cannot continue to act as if they do not exist.

      December 27, 2012 at 11:49 am | Reply
  9. vivek

    Hi Fareed,
    You said every positive point about Mexicos growth to USA.
    I think the main advantage to UAS when Mexico does better is people crossing border.
    This is like a double edge sword. People in Mexico can get more jobs in Mexico and don't boter to cross border and inturn tax payers and insurers money in USA is not wasted like Medical expences and many more.

    December 24, 2012 at 10:48 am | Reply
  10. carlos r

    Mexico is now the world's fourth biggest producer of cars.

    II did check this statment and I think it means the fourth biggest exporter of cars.

    December 25, 2012 at 10:18 pm | Reply
  11. lies

    what for BS here is ranking of where mexico is both in cars production and total automotice production its not anywhere near fourth place. Nice lies guys.

    December 26, 2012 at 7:57 am | Reply

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