I usually ignore fringe comments but forty years of stagnant economics, collapsing infrastructure, and healthcare ranking of 35th internationally. Just to emphasize that:
- The U.S. spends more on health care as a share of the economy — nearly twice as much as the average OECD country — yet has the lowest life expectancy and highest suicide rates among the 11 nations.
- The U.S. has the highest chronic disease burden and an obesity rate that is two times higher than the OECD average.
- Americans had fewer physician visits than peers in most countries, which may be related to a low supply of physicians in the U.S.
The only functioning part of the economy was, until pandemic collapse, Wall Street with grossly distorted valuations completely unrelated to the rest of the country. The billionaires rule and suck the rest of the country dry having turned the middle class into the precariat class.
It is certainly the best of all possible worlds.