It's instructive sometimes to look at ourselves and try to understand if we're better off now than we were earlier, if what we're doing is working, if we're moving forward, backward, or merely standing still. Both individually and collectively it's good to have these conversations. On the eve of the Democratic National Annointing, it might be time to trot out this old graphic.
bigger version here.
Are we better off now than we were four years ago? It doesn't look like it from any information I've seen.