The Way We Live Now: emerging from the world's longest tunnel, blind and groping. We can't find decent cities. We can't find stable currencies. We can't find the hill going up. But the hill going down—that one never quits.
Sorry. We just got overcome by that. The damned Swiss are already winning the Race To Build The Longest Dang Tunnel Anywhere, and we as Americans have to embrace any opportunity to destroy the esteem of foreign nations, for possible economic gain. Here on the home front, we've got plenty of things that the citizenry needs to be distracted from: the horrific and deepening fiscal plights of our cities; the dollar getting HAMMERED, ABSOLUTELY HAMMERED by currency traders who, get this, aren't even American; the Fed itself talkin bout, we don't need any action, that would be just too much, oh no; and meanwhile everyone in New York, the most badass place of all, is walking around all mopey with an inferiority complex after we just had our income fall for the first time in 70 years.
That's not supposed to happen—not here, where money is made, minted, bundled, and then falls off trucks, never to be seen again (until it gets to Jersey). When New York is broke, we're all broke. There's nothing left to steal. There's only tunnel, and tunnel, and more tunnel. And it never ends. Not even in Jersey.