A little while ago I was on social media and found an excellent article from The Nation, shared by Dave Hill (@mrdavehill on Twitter). A link to the article appears at the end of this post.
Once the U.S. overcame the Great Depression, my grandparents had a comfortable standard of living with Reader’s Digest Values. Quite a few of their peers did, too. That doesn’t mean Reader’s Digest Values were ever realistic, though. They worked for some people and not others. Now they work for fewer people.
We don’t necessarily insult our national pride when we seek to learn from other counties’ domestic policies. If we care about our future, we’ll keep open minds and consider how some of those policies can be put to good use in our own society.