Our Miserable 21st Century

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It turns out that the year 2000 marks a grim historical milestone of sorts for our nation. For whatever reasons, the Great American Escalator, which had lifted successive generations of Americans to ever higher standards of living and levels of social well-being, broke down around then – and broke down very badly. So writes Nicholas Eberstadt.