LaLaLaLa - I Can't Hear You!
I learned of this article from David Plotz of Atlas Obscura. Umair Haque, writer and thinker wrote a compelling piece called "What Do You Call a World That Can't Learn From Itself". Haque, based in both London and New York, talks about America's unrelenting belief in its exceptionalism, even when aspects of our lives are worse than those in other countries. The tragedy is not that our system has flaws (since every system does), but that (by-in-large) American politicians are often allergic to looking at solutions that work in other countries.