A study conducted by the American Psychological Association claims that stress in America has gone down. However looking at the specific facts, stress levels in the U.S. have gone down unless you are a woman, have a low income, are a millennial, are a part of the Generation X or are a parent. That seems to include most of the U.S. population! Why are we stressed? The economy.
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“It is outrage fatigue, and it is epidemic. It’s a feeling that we are being hammered unlike any time in recent history with so many appalling and disgusting and violently un-American incidents and scandals and manipulations that our b.s.-detectors are smoking like an old V-8 engine on a hot summer’s day and it’s all we can do to get up every day without screaming.” -Mark Morford, San Francisco Chronicle
Once the wealthiest city in America, known as the “arsenal of democracy,” Detroit was the fourth largest city in the U.S. in the 1960s, with a population of two million. Now a microcosm of everything that is wrong with the American economy, Detroit has become nothing more than a devastated landscape of urban decay with a population of about 700,000.
The United States is facing economic disaster on a scale few nations have ever experienced. Most people are unaware of the easily observable signs of this emerging crisis. While we persist in our superpower mentality, we have quietly become a second-class country.
The United States has not had a trade surplus since 1975. Over $8 trillion has been lost through trade deficits between 2000 and 2014 alone. This is caused by “free trade” on our end and protectionism on the other. “Free trade” has essentially led to the most massive wealth transfer in the history of the world.