Defining a year with a single word defies logic and common sense. Yet, in many ways, 2017 was defined by outrage that crossed political, economic, social, cultural and emotional boundaries in the United States. The source of much of this outrage was fear of the future. Fear unleashed anger, and anger became outrage.
Diminishing standards of living, wage stagnation, the skyrocketing costs of health care and education, and the increasing gaps between rich and poor were grounds for this fear.
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