Saturday, January 9, 2010

A Nation of Problem Solvers

Every once in a while, I am uplifted by foreign perceptions of America (and Americans, by association):

The Atlantic article "How American Can Rise Again" recently contained one such example:

This fall in Sydney, the head of an investment bank laid out for me the ways that profligate spending in the United States had brought the world close to financial disaster, and the future problems that would be created by America’s looming federal deficits. Then he said, “And we will look on in awe as you avoid catastrophe at the last moment—again.”
We may skirt disaster, but its good to know that there is undying (and sometimes bewildered) faith that we can pull through.