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.

Jonathan Lampron