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http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/01/trumps-first-year-was-a-disaster-heres-why-i-have-hope.html

 

Trump’s First Year Has Been a Disaster. Here’s Why I Have Hope.

By Andrew Sullivan

 

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REASONS FOR OPTIMISM: Synopsis

 

Economic growth is now ubiquitous in the developed world

 

a record eighth year of economic growth,

 

bringing peak employment

 

and finally a bump in earnings.

 

Median household income is now the highest in history.

 

The Dow is at 25,000.

 

Medicine has effectively abolished most of the diseases

 

Illegal border crossings to the U.S. have fallen to record lows.

 

More Americans have health insurance than at any point in history

 

Crime rates are at historic lows and keep declining

 

Solar energy is finally competitive with fossil fuels.

 

Global conflict continues its long centuries-old decline.

 

ISIS has been destroyed in its own heartland.

 

Anyone with a phone has access to more learning and knowledge than at any point in human history.

 

More people live in democracies today than a dozen years ago.

 

When natural disasters happen, they kill fewer people in a far more populous world.

 

The last decade has seen the biggest decline in global poverty ever

 

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the greatest beauty is

Organic wholeness, the wholeness of life and things,

the divine beauty of the universe.

Love that, not man apart from that,

or else you will share man’s pitiful confusions,

or drown in despair when his days darken."

 

- Robinson Jeffers

 

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