In 1984, Americans spent about 0.6% of their after-tax incomes on “reading.” Today, the BLS reports that Americans spend less than 0.2% of their after-tax income on “reading.” Oh, I know the explanation. We must be reading 67% less! I have a great idea. Let’s ban anything that might distract us from reading books that we pay for! I have an even better idea: let’s require that all Americans spend at least 0.6% of their after-tax income on “reading” else they pay a penalty for doing it. It’s for their own good. It’s for OUR good. Right?