Tag: China

Our Angry Politics is a Real Problem

America’s divisions have gotten deeper and more bitter.   Disagreements on issues like gun control, abortion, gender, immigration, and role of religion in public life are no longer just arguments about public policy.  Instead, Americans view them  as deep and unbridgeable cultural, religious, and philosophical divides.   We are a deeply divided nation — one “Red” and…

On Spending, America is a Spoiled Brat

America is the wealthiest nation in the history of the world.  Our annual Gross Domestic Product is nearly $20 trillion, nearly double the second place nation (China) and more than the Japan, U.K., Germany, India and France combined.   Not surprisingly, the U.S. government spends nearly twice as much as any government on its people and priorities. With…