A Can-Do Nation

The pessimistic story we're being told about America's capabilities is just plain wrong

Why are we still addicted to oil? Why do 47 million Americans lack health insurance? Why haven't we made Social Security solvent for the long term? Why are too many of our public schools mediocre? Why have we lost respect around the world?

The answers to these questions lie in the story we're being told about America. It's a "can't do" story--as in "We can't save Social Security" or "We can't cure our oil addiction." It embodies a belief in unlimited individual possibilities but severely limited collective possibilities. It is a story of fear, lack of compassion and America-only policies abroad....

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