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Other contributing factors that have paralyzed our political system is the influence of lobbyists and special interest groups who contribute millions for the reelection campaigns of our legislators. This section contains words approx.

He took these actions so the country could avoid a recession due to the exorbitant cost of the Vietnam War. It faces four major challenges, on which its future depends, and it is failing to meet them. An important topic to tackle and write about, certainly. They describe how America was the beacon for democracy and success and admired as the leader of the free world. Dear Baby Boomers, you fucked up big time.

In terms of wealth rather than income,. During the Reagan administration, drastic tax cuts were passed, mainly for the wealthy, and governmental regulations were eased to theoretically stimulate business.

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With no concrete plans of change, Freidman and Mandelbaum instead relies heavily on anecdotal examples of success. That's all fine, yet they've completely ignored the glaring problem that is increasingly unaffordable post-secondary education. Lamb wrote in praise of the book for The Christian Science Monitor. The entire economy began to implode however, after President George W. The authors first describe the current state of America.

The authors did not elaborate on the details. There is hope that America can reclaim its greatness and dream. Many of American elected representatives are refusing to learn from our history and deny the inevitability of a dismal future. Mandelbaum show great courage in casting aside conventional assumptions.

She loves her problematic son dearly, knows that he needs serious help and tries to warns her son of this. Yet she phrases her words so delicately - not wishing to unduly injure or offend - that the dire message gets lost. What we need is not novel or foreign, but values, priorities, and practices embedded in our history and culture, applied time and again to propel us forward as a country. The authors excessive patriotism and optimism interferes with their arguments and undermines their credibility by drawing contradictory statements.