Of Doom and the Moon

TIME's 10-year forecast as described in "10 Ideas for the Next 10 Years" is overconfident [March 22]. In the first entry, "prophets of doom" are seen as missing the reality of American "nimbleness and adaptability." Yet your story misses the reality that America is in a governance gridlock, which raises serious questions about the nation's ability to cope with current crises like debt, unemployment, the terrorist threat and a diminished competitive position globally.

William Gruber, LEXINGTON, MASS.

Fascinating issue--with the exception of Michael Lind's "The Boring Age." We could have moon colonies if it...

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