What about a standard were we compare the USA against other countries. Would you invest your money China, or Russia, or South American countries, Africa countries, eastern European countries in preference to the USA? - I know I wouldn't.
It's very easy to point the finger at America, but name countries with better regulated capital markets, a government with a track record comparable to the USA, which guarantees financial protection for individuals and corporations? The UK (maybe), the Swiss (maybe).
I think when people come to compiling a list of places where they would actually put their own hard earned cash America would be top 3 of nearly everyone in this thread.