That's the premise of my July 4th piece in the Boston Herald. That is, one decade = one year, if you're a country. The United States is 23 going on 24.
Confused? So am I. But you get to go to the Herald website and get less confused. Look for "Sullivan". I should be around there somewhere. Meanwhile, have a Happy Independence Day!
(That was the world's cheapest fireworks display, in case you were wondering.)
Soon, with more better stuff.