The best unifier for us all is the universal goal of producing sustainable opportunities for our children so they can enjoy the successes we once took for granted. If our leaders can stop looking at things as red or blue, rich or poor, male or female, white or non-white, young or old, and instead focus on a United States, we might actually have a good four years. If not, then we will continue to repeat a past that has not worked out so well for most of us. We can ill afford to view the fortunes of governance as the product of a winner-take-all roll of the dice.
Colin Read contributes to Bloomberg.com and has published eight books with MacMillan Palgrave Press, including “The Rise and Fall of an Economic Empire.” He chairs the Department of Finance and Economics at SUNY Plattsburgh.