I don’t think at any point in my 73 years have I been more concerned about the future of America. It has little to do with economics, inequality or even global terrorism.
My concern is the attitude of Americans and their willing susceptibility to populist rhetoric espousing the easy way out for every problem … make it free, let somebody else do it and pay for it. It seems no problem can be solved without government involvement and spending.
We delight in finding scapegoats and others to blame. In this day and age of unlimited access to information Americans make no effort to learn the facts. They post erroneous information on social media and readily repeat discredited information. They accept rhetoric but fail to ask any questions about cost, funding, unintended consequences or even the truth of the story being told.
We fail to see the interconnection of virtually everything. Global trade/retail prices 🤑 Minimum wage/jobs and prices 🤑 anti-immigration/an aging workforce 🤑 health care spending/health insurance premiums🤑 subprime lending/risk of failure 🤑 free college/demand & quality of education/deflected from questioning cost-benefits🤑 struggling middle class/life styles/life choices … the list is endless
We are becoming minions of the political class, especially the left and right extremes.
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