The United States is a country filled with complaints. Every day, the rhetoric of crisis, anger and resentment stokes the blast furnaces of talk radio, political television and Internet blogs.
The economy stinks; China is overtaking the United States; the best jobs have gone overseas; living standards are declining; schools are substandard; America is in danger of losing its work ethic, productivity edge, spirit for innovation.
Overwhelming feelings of victimization and a growing sense of entitlement have crept into the American culture. So has the United States been reduced to a nation of whiners?
“The old attitude of self-reliant independence has died. It is not simply that the world has changed, but that Americans have,” said Harold Jones, a management professor at Dalton State College in Georgia, who wrote the book Personal Characte
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