1. Our democracy is in bad shape.
We have a polarized culture, exemplified by the highest ever gap (72%) between Democrat and Republican presidential approval ratings.
We move about in siloed echo-chambers reinforced by a fragmented media landscape, and 1/3 of Americans are close friends only with people of the same education and political opinion.
There is record inequality with the top 1% owning 38.6% of the nation's wealth.
Only 15% of Americans have confidence in Congress.
We have no unifying national narrative.