> America has not been exceptional since the early '70s, if it could make that claim in seriousness
America is heading towards being Brazil, while Brazil tries not be at the same time.
More and more gated communities, more and more people losing their home to reverse mortgages with clauses allowing repossession for the slightest reason.
All it will mean is that the rich have more money and more need of security to try to stay safe from those who resent it, many of whom may well be armed.
I can't really understand the logic of already-rich people just trying to get even richer, especially if it lowers their quality of life by reducing their overall safety.
It is not a surprise that many of the best countries to live in the world are Scandinavian, and it isn't the weather.