The fundamental decline of the U.S.
Hello Mish, what do you think of loss of freedoms and a socialism-creep in the U.S.? To me and my family, that's #1 issue. We won't vote for Trump, and we may abstain because Biden is a non-entity and we know nothing of Kamala. But you seem to spend lots of time on the upcoming elections and Trump. We think he's the symptom, not the cause. In a country where Center for Disease Control issues eviction moratorium (clearly for political reasons; and why not moratorium on buying and selling since people move too when they do that? why not moratorium on going to grocery stores since that surely transmits more viruses... etc.etc.), property rights are clearly on the way out. Lockdowns after 6 months for a questionable cause? Riots by self-admitted communists adored by the press? Our country, not having enough masks back in March, and not having the capacity to make them, proclaimed that we should stop wearing them (directly from Surgeon General). They lied to us in order not to look bad. To us, these are much more important developments, signifying the rapid decline in freedoms, property rights, productive power and overall the quality of the U.S. population, as evidented by opportunistic, spineless and despicable politicians, who (sadly) make a case for a competent leader like Putin or Xi (it's incredible that I am writing this; but reality bites). It's like the famous "went bankrupt slowly and then suddenly" maxim. Sure, Biden might win. We don't care. The U.S. is on a firm path to either socialism, fascism or some such combination. While China is still the same, we are rapidly closing the gap and becoming just as bad in our own way. We find all the critique of China (and Russia) hypocritical. Sure, they are no role model. Far from it. But we are effectively only a step away from them, again in our own way. THAT is the main story to us, and we'd like to ask you to write more about the rapid sinking of the U.S. that's happening right now. We have zero faith things will change if Biden (or whoever else) wins.