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:
- Who will tell the people? (Friedman/NYT)
- On the pot-holed highway to hell (Gapper/FT)
- The "creaking" U.S. airline industry (Price/BBC)
My friend Howard gives one highly personal take on the other side of this gloominess. Other thoughts?