For our society. "Where do we go from here" is a more valid question than ever. I remain convinced that the North American society we know is a brilliant venture of history. I have deep faith in the goodness of its people, though they are a people too often led astray--perhaps precisely because they are so good and trusting. The way forward is not always clear when there is so much, when everybody has so much stuff and it is all the same. The answer might be something fairly unexciting and unmarketable as data-driven common sense. A return to common sense would dictate that most people ought to have a basic car, at least for some purposes, and that a person ought to have enough supplies in the refrigerator to make a sandwich. And some money in the bank. The data-driven part is what gets us there if, like me, we do not always meet these standards.