Jenny, my main point was to be skeptical of what you are told is the truth - especially from politicians and media outlets that profit from selling “doom”.
No we don’t “all agree” about what the root-problem is. And using the number of supposed studies as evidence of truth, is one of THE most basic of truth/logic fallacies.
If you don’t understand why or how that could be, then it would take me too long to explain it to you other than to simply say - if you want a lie to work and spread you will repeat it often .
Take the WP article you linked to. It’s clearly pushing a narrative that’s provably false using their own data . And, it took me just a few minutes to spot how they are using incomplete statistics and pertinent information that has been omitted, to spread an un-truth.
If you have a dispassionate desire to know the truth, or at least get closer to truthy-ness, then I can send you a recent news piece which refutes the narrative of this Washington Post article using their own data.
But that said… I really don’t want to get into an argument about politics, or any topics of ideology, with anyone in the Blockstack community so as not to spoil any working relationships. And anyway it’s a distraction from our/community’s shared goals.
My Twitter profile has read “Truth Soldier” for many many years - and this is not put there just be be cute. I take it seriously.
Again, be skeptical of everything/everyone and think critically.
As we say in the crypto-phere “Don’t trust. Verify.”