This last decade has provided ample evidence, in various ways, that we are on the declilne as a nation. Even the mainline media are now writing about our loss of preeminence, both in relative and absolute terms.
Recently, I listened to part of a panel discussion, with the mayor of New York and other notables, voicing remedities. One well-accepted goal would be to address the failures of formal education.
But, the Wall Street crooks and thieves are well educated. Corrupt Congressmen and Senators, some of who have reached new lows in the health bills are generally well educated.
Oh, if life were so simple and solutions to problems so handy. Joyous new year!