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My intrepid Mercatus Center colleague Veronique de Rugy gives good reasons for us Americans to give thanks. A slice:

While millions of manufacturing and other “middle-skill” jobs have disappeared, that decline has been more than offset by an increase in the number of high-skilled jobs. In fact, a look at the data reveals that while the middle class has indeed thinned out, it’s because more and more Americans are joining the upper class, a phenomenon that we should applaud. Meanwhile, the share of the low-income households has shrunk over the years.

David Boaz is also thankful.

Larry Reed is rightly thankful for the profit motive.

George Will gives thanks for what the late Philip Roth called the “indigenous American berserk.

Alberto Mingardi asks “Who are the elites?

Jonah Goldberg is realistic about the job of, and the abilities of, anyone who holds the office of president of the executive branch of the U.S. government. A slice:

But politics in a republic is almost never about unity. Rather, politics is the art of negotiating differences. Democracy is about disagreement, not agreement. When a politician says that “the time for debate is over” or “let’s put politics aside,” they’re really saying “shut up” to those who disagree.

Artificial intelligence is likely like electricity.