by Michael Snyder
The Economic Collapse Blog
Everything is great in America, isn’t it? After all, the new Star Wars movie just came out, stock prices just hit another all-time record high, and Americans spent more money on Christmas gifts this year than ever before. According to some people, this is the greatest time to be alive in all of American history, and the years that are ahead of us are going to be even better. Of course if you are gullible enough to believe that there is a giant bridge in California that I would like to sell to you. We live at a time when our society is literally falling apart all around us, and throwing even more money at our problems is not going to fix them. As I noted the other day, “the suicide rate is at an all-time high, we are fighting the worst drug crisis in our history, according to the CDC more than 110 million Americans have an STD, and we have the highest percentage of children living with a single parent of any nation in the entire world.” In other words, anyone that is attempting to argue that this is a golden era in America history is being more than just a little bit delusional.