COMMENTARY

To Make America Great Again, We Need to Leave the Country

8.8.13 Leave America

 

No politician will admit that the United States is no longer number one. But other nations do a lot of things better — and we need to learn from them. Young Americans who see this country from different shores can’t help but conclude that something is awry in a political culture that denies what they plainly see elsewhere: health care systems that provide better outcomes at lower cost and for everyone; better airports, faster trains, more extensive urban public transportation–and even, amazingly, better highways; more upward mobility (yes, the American dream is now more real in many other countries than it is here); more sustainable energy policies; elections that work more quickly and inexpensively, with more rational discourse and greater citizen participation. The list is long. To read more, click here.

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