Nations, like people, occasionally get the blues; and right now the United States, normally the world’s most self-confident place, is glum. Eight out of ten Americans think their country is heading in the wrong direction. The hapless George Bush is partly to blame for this: his approval ratings are now sub-Nixonian. But many are concerned not so much about a failed president as about a flailing nation. Contundente artículo en The Economist sobre el estado de la unión. Otro artículo en la misma revista examina el problema de la crisis económica desde el punto de vista laboral.