The foreign press often can be counted on for a fresh perspective:
… we assisted a fall of the middle class everywhere, the increase of the global debt, a fall of safety, education, hygiene and culture. But the system has never been so hard or efficient. We had many wars and liquidation of populations. Need a clown? Vote Obama. Need amusement? Buy an Apple. And in Paris or London forget on a black small screen the ten or twenty squared meters you live in.