I can't stop thinking about this tweet, which I read over the weekend:
The issue for the US is very simple. Life is getting shorter, nastier, harder, dumber. Until that changes, "recovery" is an illusion.
— umair haque (@umairh) January 11, 2014
You know how sometimes you're thinking about a problem over and over again and then someone breezes past and restates the problem in a sentence that makes you look at everything in a whole new light? That's what this did for me, except the "whole new light" is basically depressing as fuck.