I know, you think I bring this up too often. That economic inequality is going to destroy our nation.
We spoke yesterday (Brother, can you spare a dime?) about the sad situation that pertains in the US economy. That even though the economy is supposedly limping along, businesses are husbanding cash and not investing in new technology and machines. And, then complain that productivity is not increasing.
So, it’s true. Even the Republicans know it. (But, to a large degree, they wish it weren’t true… because it removes one of their political daggers.) The American economy is recovering nicely- not where we want it, but better than it’s been in nearly a decade.
Do you know what yesterday was? It was the 200th anniversary of the penning of our national anthem. Yup. Around 9 AM on morning of the 14th of September 1814, just when the sun was coming up, Francis Scott Key saw the raising of the 15 stars and stripes up the Fort McHenry (Baltimore, MD) flagpole.
I’ve been writing that the American Dream has been decimated. Oh, the Dream- it’s a dream. But, getting there- it’s not the way it used to be.