The industrialized nations of the world consume almost 90% of the years of college in the world; nearly 50% is used by the US alone. There are only a finite number of books, but Europe and North America greedily suck up 75% of this precious resource. We have more than our share of lawyers and football players, and the European languages, especially English, account for a shameful percentage of the number of words used worldwide.
In some specialized resources, American use is so predominant that there is almost nothing else left for the rest of the world. Among these niche markets would be American flags, Slim Whitman CD's, and all varieties of Boone's Farm "wine."
Remember this concept when some green or anti-poverty group tries to sell you on the idea of American wastefulness. We use electricity because we make it. We have more wealth because we make it, not because we steal it. (I grant the exception that our agricultural subsidies do contribute to world poverty). We are not running out of everything. If you want to eliminate poverty, there are two American/Western products that will do it: the rule of law and the free market.