Paul Krugman offers a worthwhile glimpse back at 2014 and sees a large truth that has passed unnoticed under the noses of most of the media and, therefore, much of the public:
The common theme here is that, over the past year, a U.S. government subjected to constant bad-mouthing, constantly accused of being ineffectual or worse, has, in fact, managed to accomplish a lot. On multiple fronts, government wasn’t the problem; it was the solution. Nobody knows it, but 2014 was the year of “Yes, we can.”Krugman goes on to catalogue the unheralded successes of Big Gummint, from... well, go to the article and see for yourself. It's always good to be able to demonstrate that progressive, well-managed government can be a solution.