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My view is that the US is better off now than in the past WRT most objective metrics. The questions are, I think:

  • How good is it compared to how good it could be?
  • What is the effect of pessimism driven by political campaigns? In other words, if both parties predict Armageddon if the other party wins, it is easy to say that we are all doomed.
by asdf on Sun Dec 8th, 2019 at 06:44:37 PM EST
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The missing unit of measurement is what?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Dec 8th, 2019 at 07:12:11 PM EST
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A specific date in the past when things were better.
by asdf on Tue Dec 10th, 2019 at 03:16:30 AM EST
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