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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.
“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
In 1950 one out of every three American workers was employed in the manufacturing industry. America was the manufacturing superpower of the world, and our middle class was both booming and enjoying a high standard of living. We were the richest and most productive country in the world.
The tiny island nation of Japan provides many fine examples of what a country can do if it is not bogged down in futile wars and is intelligently governed. Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia and China have copied Japan’s model and have become extremely successful.