One of the great oddities of 21st century America: our inability to learn from other nations. Our health care system stands as the definitive proof of this. Our system costs twice that of other nations, yet returns equivalent results in aggregate (and vastly inferior results for those without coverage). It’s a simple test — copying proven methods from other nations — which we’re unable to pass.
Nathan Lewis provides another example, looking at our transportation system. It’s great, and worth a look.
Truly 21st America is exceptional. Our 2010 New Year’s resolution could be to be exceptional in a good sense, as we have been in the past.