Making better look worse

This isn’t the popular view, but I think the country’s recovering. The thing is, suffering is such a powerful marketing tool. For years after inflation disappeared in the ‘nineties, people wailed over how things got more expensive ‘year after year.’ Now, the pundits make their money trumpeting how ‘desperate’ our situation remains.

Hey, things aren’t great, but the rich folks just stole trillions of dollars and kicked the middle class a few rungs down the ladder. It takes a while to work out of that.

Of course it’s hard to listen to the political tax slogans and the ‘anti-regulation’ propaganda. It makes you feel sick about what people will do to each other. But it’s always been so. A lot of Americans benefit when their country suffers, and they’ll keep doing their best to keep it down.

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