I've got a question for Republicans/Capitalists/Conservatives etc. You often hear it said that the amazing economic growth of the 1990's wasn't due to Clinton, but the economy as a whole. The technological advances of the 90's allowed businesses to operate more efficiently and expand rapidly. But if this is the case, why is it that America did so well while other modern nations like Japan, Germany and England all had relatively rough times during our spat of prosperity? Those three nations all had acess to the same technological revolution America did, and yet Japan and Germany did flat-out poorly, and England just kinda did nothing. So what gives? Could Clinton's policies cutting consumer taxes have actually allowed for the booming economy?