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Two Essays

Why are we mired in what Jimmy Carter called "malaise"?  How has an age of rolling bubbles overtaken us?  Why do Americans think we are headed in the wrong direction?  What is the American dream and can it flourish again?

Michael E. Porter of Harvard University, writing in Business Week (over a year ago) and David Brooks, New York Times columnist, in an Op Ed today have tackled these questions with admirable results.  Both discuss how we have lost our way and the need to go back to our roots.  Read Prof. Porter here and Brooks here