One of the best commentaries on what’s happening right now in America. He’s a foreigner, and he notes that our problems aren’t unique to the US. This is a very good read.
“If we can prevent the Government from wasting the labor of the people under the pretense of caring for them, they will be happy,” Thomas Jefferson said.
The last few decades in the US showed that the “we” Jefferson referred to were not successful achieving this goal.