The United States is a hard country to love right now.

Eco­nomic growth has been anemic, too many Amer­i­cans are looking for work, others are watching their real incomes fall, and the middle class is seeing its pur­chasing power decline. Income inequality is at his­toric highs; the ever-​​widening gap between low wage earners and the few who earn mil­lions has been amply documented.

And if you pay even the slightest atten­tion to the news, between now and the end of the year you will hear the term “fiscal cliff” until you are numb. The term describes sev­eral big events set to occur at the end of this year. But even an agree­ment to keep us from heading over the cliff won’t do any­thing about the worst prob­lems plaguing our country.

 

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