May 21, 2017

Did America Ever Really Work? – Bad Words

Umair Haque - Medium:

Rather than looking at America through the lens of the present — “oh my god, what did he do today!! “— I want to ask the question: has American society ever worked?

By “worked”, you can think that I mean two economic criteria. First, according to its own standards of life, liberty, and happiness. Second, a little more formally, whether its economy has ever really been capable of delivering rising living standards broadly.

Another thought-provoking essay by Haque. This one will jar you, I think.

Ask yourself, is he wrong? Slavery, segregation, stagnation. No grace period between.

Read. Think. This is the reasoning for fundamental change in America.

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