America Is Self-Destructing

America Is Self-Destructing

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a€œCountries that at different times in history were among the worlda€™s greatest powers, such as Sweden, the Netherlands, France, Britain, and Germany, have gradually shifted their sights either in the wake of defeat or after protracted periods of grappling with decline, from winning the great power sweepstakes to topping the lists of nations offering the best quality of life.a€ David Rothkopf a€œOne critical measure of the health of a modern democracy is it ability to legitimately extract taxes from its own elites. The most dysfunctional societies in the developing world are those whose elites succeed either in legally exempting themselves from taxation or in taking advantage of lax enforcement to evade them.a€ Francis Fukuyama a€œToday, the United States has less equality of opportunity than almost any other advanced industrial country. Study after study has exposed the myth that America is a land of opportunity.a€ Joseph E. Stiglitz a€œTea Party constitutionalism and conservative originalism more generally are less interested in the Constitutiona€™s actual words (or the a€˜reala€™ intentions of the Founders) than they are in rolling back democratic advances that have been made since 1787.a€ E. J. Dionne... a consequence of a continuous exponential increase in the complexity of an expanding matrix of interdependent social, ... Escalating human competition to survive and excel has intensified an infectious degradation of human values, ethics, anbsp;...

Title:America Is Self-Destructing
Author: Thomas P. Wallace
Publisher:Author House - 2013-06-14

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