After traveling a few weeks ago and paying the price of the weak dollar, I began thinking that the US could be in some trouble. Then I read this article:
The Weakening Dollar
It pretty much freaked me out - I think the US is in for poorer times. Good thing about getting a PhD is its much easier to get citizenship in another country!
However, there is a benefit that Adam pointed out; all those student loans of mine are getting cheaper by the day.