Such a well-composed piece, Mr. Taplin. So very much to think about. At the risk of being complicit in the decline of long-form journalism, I’d suggest that you find a way to break a future such examination apart into two, or even three, essays that together make up a series. I despair at thinking of the number of readers who would have truly gotten a lot from your work, but passed it by after seeing the “19 minute read” label at the top. You might even keep ‘em hungry for more if they think they have to wait a little for parts II and III. I know I loved it and will check back in to read your next piece.