There is a general sense of unease "out there," almost palpable in texture. The old American narrative of growth and prosperity has gone out the window, replaced by -- dare I say it? -- dread and angst. Sometimes I think the USA is a powder keg just waiting for a spark.
Another great essay from Roberts. Which is surprising since at times he doesn't write anything for weeks or even months. You won't find an apologist and establishment lackey like Friedman writing like this.