Cynicism about our species comes cheap. Usually history revolves in cycles because humanity doesn’t learn its lessons. This isn’t one of those times. Sometimes we do solve our problems and avoid catastrophe before it arrives, and these resolutions can often by recycled and revised if the problem is set to reoccur.
A $6.4 trillion price tag, means that adventures-in-the-middle east cost each U.S. tax-payer USD $42,000. The median U.S household has only $11,700 in savings. 29% of U.S. households have less than $1,000 in savings.