On this week's Counting the Cost: As China snaps at the heels of the US, we meet the economist who says that the US is bankrupt; former powerhouses stand bare, leaving more than a million unemployed - we ask how many knocks Africa's second-biggest economy can take; and the airline that could be grounded as pilots quit for better work elsewhere.

This episode of Counting the Cost aired from Friday, August 20, 2010.