Finally, try even harder on addressing the discrepancy of wealth and advantage that has grown in our country over the past few decades. Some on the right do not seem to view this as a problem, but I have seen life in Johannesburg, where the majority are still living in squalor and the elite are barricaded behind their security fences; in New Delhi, where some folks live rough on a sidewalk for generations, while others inhabit posh digs that recall the princely states of yore; Manila, where floods regularly sweep away thousands of homes less than a mile from high-rise hotels with ballrooms full of fat-cats; and Rio, where the favelas stink and crumble as the rich loll on beachside terraces. One doesn't have to accept the idea that "everything I have that I don't really need is a theft from the poor" to see that this is not the most efficient, vital and sustainable state of affairs for any society. It is our fairness, our future-orientation and our fluidity of financial circumstance that has made us different from such places. May that continue to be so.