These problems started many many years ago, even before Obama was born, regardless of where he was born.
Our nation has not progressed as fast as it could have, IMO.
Maybe I expect too much.
The education of our young could be far better. Too many teen-agers are graduating from high school without an ability to read their degree.
Government de-regulation got out of hand.
People, like 2 year olds, simply need regulation, particularly in money matters.
I think greed can be "regulated" by higher taxes on the wealthy, but this has to be done carefully.
In 1949, the tax rate for millionaires was at 91%; source, the almanac; but there were many loopholes.