Is western civilization over? Are we on that downhill slide, where the takers outnumber the makers?
But I keep thinking about the 1930s. The Great Depression lasted for ten years and Americans re-elected FDR twice. They didn’t look at the increased taxes and regulation that he’d implemented and blame him for the extended economic catastrophe. He had some sort of charisma going for him and they stuck with the devil they knew.
And we got out of it. The world economy turned and America grew beyond it. Conservatism came roaring back, took a body blow in the late 60s, and then we had the Reagan resurgence leading to the golden 80s and the darn good 90s.
So buck up!