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How to Fix America

Which Tools Should Washington Use?

Authors: Edward Conard, and Fareed Zakaria, Host, CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS
May/June 2013
Foreign Affairs


In "Can America Be Fixed?" (January/February 2013), Fareed Zakaria argues that American democracy has grown increasingly dysfunctional since the 1970s and that "a series of lucky breaks" -- namely, the end of inflation, new information technologies, globalization, and excessive borrowing, which has allowed Americans to consume more than they have produced -- have covered up structural problems in the U.S. economy.

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