Transparency

transparency

When we know what's going on we can change it.

 

Knowledge

knowledge

The more we know, the better ideas we have.

 

Rationality

rationality

The more objective thinking we do the better decisions we make.

 

Compromise

compromise

We all live together and and depend on each other.

 

The most recent numbers show the U.S. is 50th in life expectancy, 173rd in infant mortality, 72nd in paying our taxes, 23rd in healthcare, 20th in access to education, 25th in math, 17th in science, 14th in reading and on and on. Blind belief in America's greatness allows us to ignore our true standing in critical areas and keeps us from focusing adequate attention on improving the standings. To disillusion you even further, here are 10 areas where the U.S. is Number One:

  1. Healthcare costs as a percent of GDP
  2. Incarceration rate
  3. Prison population
  4. Student loan debt
  5. Military spending
  6. National debt
  7. Trade deficit
  8. Tax code complexity
  9. Obesity
  10. Television watched per person

“The human brain is a complex organ with the wonderful power of enabling man to find reasons for continuing to believe whatever it is that he wants to believe.” ― Voltaire

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