*(Because “Bear Hunt” wouldn’t work. JSYK)
The only thing America needs is a national goal,somewhere to go, something to do.
NOT long ago I asked a good friend of mine — one of the smartest men I know, and one of the most devoted dads — if he thought that his children would live in a more prosperous America or at least enjoy the same bounty of opportunities that we had.
His response was instant and unequivocal. No.
“How do you make peace with that?” I said.
He shrugged, laughed bitterly and answered, “I’m hoping to leave them a lot of money.”
By my count, there are five dirty secrets about the economy we’re not supposed to know.
Number one. The biggest falsehood of all? That fixing it is something like teleporting to Jupiter: impossible! Beyond us! Science fiction!
I don’t care about what people can’t do, I’m interested in what we can do, but don’t because we’re acting like assholes.