Time To Do The Hard Thing

From John Mauldin's latest weekly newsletter, Thoughts From The Frontline:

Whatever happens in the 2020 elections, governing such a bitterly polarized country will be tough. Which means the economic problems I’ve described will fester and probably get worse. That leads nowhere good.

The only way out of this, the only way to preserve what we have and get through the 2020s, is for people to set aside their tribal loyalties, work together, and find solutions. That means none of us will get everything we want. We’ll have to compromise in unpleasant and distressing ways.

I always have liked his newsletter, but this one really hit home for me. And I love his optimism:

We’re Americans. We can do hard things.