You do not have to have read George Orwell to know that one of the most abused words in the English language is "reform." It is almost as bad as our penchant for reviving old labels with the word "neo."
Making do has to do with living with less, but that does not mean life is less worth living. Look around at all you already have, and learn how to make do. It's all about Balance. And sometimes it's about...Nothing at All.
During the recent G20, more mixed messages emerged, with our President encouraging member nations to spend more to prop up their failing economies while his administration seeks to gut Social Security and Medicare at home.