From National Affairs, can the American Dream be saved? Stuart M. Butler wants to know. A dying civilization: Morris Berman on how the American Way of Life has no moral center. Here's what you should know about wealth inequality: It's worse than Americans want it to be, much worse than they think it is, and it's increased over the last few decades. From Wonkblog, is slow growth America’s new normal? Jim Tankersley wonders, and Ezra Klein on a few reasons to be optimistic about the U.S. economy. Michael J. Hurd on the case for optimism about America. Victor Davis Hanson on America's bright future. The state of America’s well-being: A valuable measurement tool called American Human Development Index (AHDI) sheds light on investments that will save taxpayers money and reduce US debt, while ensuring American competitiveness in a global economy.