Be it Resolved: The U.S. is the Third World

It is striking that three recent articles this week have struck the same note: The U.S., with its crumbling infrastructure and fearful politicians, looks increasingly like the third world. Airports are an embarrassment, bridges are collapsing, education is a mess, and don’t even get started about healthcare, the environment, auto over-reliance, etc.

Read ’em all in their anti-American (ahem) glory:

My friend Howard gives one highly personal take on the other side of this gloominess. Other thoughts?