Week In Review – 7 Jan 2018

With a mixed feelings of hope and disappointment, my blog kicked off another year this week.  Hope in that I have opportunity to continue my learning and the fun in the process, and disappointment in that the U.S. is below average in quality of life among the developed countries.

From a macro point of view, the U.S. government bears a lion share of the responsibility in the dismay.  We are not talking about the GDP or economy which the U.S. leads the world in material conditions but the softer and qualitative side of social capitals in term of social trust and inequality.

Apology for sugar coating it, but this sucks.  Because our declining quality of life is getting worse, not better.   Particularly with the current administration, whose tactics of Making America Great Again, focuses on the quantitative side at the expense of qualitatives.

My sincere hope is that, in the new year, we can be more compassionate, backing off on short-sighted gains, and achieving a more balanced and happier society.  It will take all of our efforts.  And the mid-term election in 2018 is a good place to start.

Lastly, it has been a cold winter thus far.  Be careful and take care yourself and others.

Have a nice week.

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