Rebuttals to the big list of reasons why America will fall

America at the end

Summary: Here is a compendium of gloomy news about America, the news that drives political campaigns, fear-mongering op-eds, and advertisements for guns and gold. These stories cloud our minds with misinformation and dampen our spirits. Why are they taken seriously by so many people? Debunkings like this are the only antidote. Pass it on! Tomorrow's … Continue reading Rebuttals to the big list of reasons why America will fall

Another easily solved problem: our massive government liabilities

Summary:  Today we have good news for you! Many Americans fear for the government's solvency. Predictions bankruptcy or hyperinflation litter the Internet. These fears are one facet of the carefully cultivated fears (e.g., climate, jihadists) that dominate American political discourse. Fears of the government's solvency are, like the others, exaggerated. If we have the will … Continue reading Another easily solved problem: our massive government liabilities

The core truth about our health care system

Summary:  Health care reform tests the ability of America to reform.  We cannot afford our current system, one factor causing deficits for both State and Federal governments -- and dragging down the competitiveness of major companies.  Yet it delivers results no better than our peers get at less cost from their long-tested systems.  Worst of all, aging boomers … Continue reading The core truth about our health care system

America, the land of limited opportunity. We must open our eyes to the truth.

More first-rate research from the OECD:  "Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2010".  Of special interest to Americans is chapter 5:  "A Family Affair: Intergenerational Social Mobility across OECD Countries".  Like the massive body of research preceeding it, this contracts one of the key myths about America.  A nation that steers by myth, not reality, … Continue reading America, the land of limited opportunity. We must open our eyes to the truth.