The Economic Collapse blog lists twenty categories in which the United States leads the world -- in the wrong direction. Among the categories are prison population, divorce, obesity, hours of television watching, percentage of gross domestic product spent on health care, pharmaceutical drug usage, student loan debt, national debt, and negative balance of trade.
Our society is dysfunctional. The only way to repair it is to begin by rebuilding our communities. We can begin by making ourselves less dependent on the feds.