"As America re-examines its military, entitlements, energy sources and popular culture, it will learn that our "decline" is not due to material shortages, but rather arises from moral confusion over how to master, rather than being mastered by, the vast riches we have created."
Just keep thinking that Hanson. America is in decline, under the weight of encroaching government and a culture that reveres government as a problem solver or dominant moral authority. You seem to think that freedom is at fault, for "moral confusion". That's typical of most intellectuals and writers - even conservative ones like yourself.