Still on the Fence?
By Andy Sutton
Friday, 20 April 2012
Lost among never-ending talk in the mainstream media about the ‘modest recovery’ being experienced in America have been some rather poignant headlines that are telling a completely different story. I’ve used up many weeks to outline the flaws regarding how our economic growth is measured and suggest more responsible alternatives. I don’t expect Washington to change, however. Those suggestions are for ‘We the People’ as we navigate our own individual situations and seek to do the things necessary in order that we are better prepared to deal with the undeniable consequences of gross mismanagement by our government.
However, at the same time I have noticed that many people who are still on the fence in terms of understanding where we’re really at present a unique problem. Most people will believe anything they hear on television or read in a newspaper and accept it at face value. It becomes fact and, in many cases, they will parrot what they’ve heard or read as their own opinion. To the contrary if one endeavors to challenge the mainstream, we must be armed with facts and arguments that are concise, salient, and provable beyond any reasonable doubt. The good news is we have common sense and facts on our side. The bad news is that common sense is in short supply these days as is a willingness to face reality.
This article is for all you folks who are still on the fence, not quite sure of where we are and where we’re headed. In it I will offer two rather important facts about our society that will hopefully help you recognize that we are not better off than we were a few years ago. Things are in fact getting worse – from many different points of view, and this has been going on for much longer than most would even realize.
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