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The Election Season Is Making Americans Feel Far Worse About Their Country Than They Should

[credit provider=”Coolstock via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelwitzel/2686208948/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] SIX months from polling day, America’s election campaign has opened with a blizzard of tendentious commercials, contrived razzamatazz and mind-numbing trivia.Was the stadium in Ohio at which Barack Obama launched his campaign on May 5th really “half empty”, as a conservative website reported? (Probably not: […]
The Election Season Is Making Americans Feel Far Worse About Their Country Than They Should
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Driving Through The Wasteland Of Gary, Indiana Will Make You Sick

[credit provider=”samuelalove on flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/samuelnbarnett/2164243563/”] A few weeks ago I flew to Chicago, hopped into a rent-a-car, and navigated my way on the tangle of interstate highways to the now mostly former industrial region in the northwest corner of Indiana just off lowest Lake Michigan between the towns of Whiting […]
Driving Through The Wasteland Of Gary, Indiana Will Make You Sick
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If The Worst Case Scenario For The US Is Japan, Then Everything Will Be Fine

[credit provider=” hitthatswitchviaFlickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/ringai/2732841074/”] In 1991, former MIT dean Lester Thurow wrote that “If one looks at the last 20 years, Japan would have to be considered the betting favourite to win the economy honours of owning the 21st century.”He wasn’t alone. The standard view of the 1980s held that […]
If The Worst Case Scenario For The US Is Japan, Then Everything Will Be Fine