Stop worrying about it.

Today we received reports of a cure for cancer and the stock market took off. But it won’t help the country.

There are lots of suffering people in the United States, but the cruel fact is: most people aren’t. The country is too fat. The biggest problem facing the poor is obesity.

This is real tragedy. The Greek kind. We inherited an obscene national prosperity, and set about ripping each other to shreds while we squander it as quickly as possible. There are colloquialisms for people who behave this way with a windfall. You look them up.

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