I just read yet another article about how America is ranked globally as, essentially, a social mess. We're number 47 in 1st-grade artistic ability and #81 in eleventh-grade orange juice consumption and blah blah blah.
I just want to remind all of those doomsday prophets that no one is moving to China to educate their children or to Sweden to give birth or to Rwanda for the job opportunities. EVERYONE still wants to come to America, and for good reason. Add or subtract those numbers, compile your charts and weep over the statistics, and the good ol' USA is still the destination of choice for all those huddled masses.
Yes, there's plenty of room for improvement. We're not perfect. But we're still better than all the other options out there.