How bad are things really?
Posted by sanityinjection on July 5, 2008
Don’t be fooled by the very negative title of this article. It’s actually a thorough look at some of the problems Americans are dealing with right now, but also our perceptions of how our country is doing and the degree to which those perceptions reflect reality:
My take: Without minimizing the very real difficulties many Americans are facing – economic struggles, loved ones serving overseas – looking back, it is hard to make the case that the period we are going through currently is quantitatively worse in any significant way than some of the trials our nation weathered successfully in the previous century.