Corrosive Social Competition – Can we Fix it?

Tom Del Beccaro
Tom Del Beccaro

No, I am not talking about Facebook versus Twitter versus Snapchat. I am talking about the competition between Americans for the crumbs of a fixed pie and what Trump must do about it.

Have you noticed how intense political division abounds even after the election? The reasons for that, keep in mind, runs much deeper than any one election. For most of our history, superior growth rates fostered an expanding economic pie that fed our ever increasing melting pot and kept social discord relatively at bay. No more.

Today, our long-term weak economic growth is exchanging that positive economic competition, which produced enormous prosperity, with a corrosive social competition between social strata, based on political power and divisive redistribution.

We can and must turn this around.

Always remember that America is a unique experiment in history. Few civilizations have started from scratch and were populated so much by immigration. At times, the population of our country saw huge growth. For instance, our population surged from just over 31 million in 1860 to over 76 million by 1900 despite over 700,000 Civil War deaths. Much of that was driven by immigration – a fast-paced dynamic that continued into the early 1900’s.

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