America has structured itself so each generation has fewer people economically secure enough to spend time and energy thoughtfully considering topics of import.
It's not <insert scapegoats here> fault.
It's because we have to work more for less money.
We've chosen to shift more of the GDP towards return-on-capital and less towards labor; resulting in less wealth per hour of time spent; leaving people with less time and energy to invest in hard topics.
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