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What are YOUR suggestions for a more socioeconomic and educationally

  1. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 2 years ago

    equitable United States where everyone has a higher comfortable and affluent standard of living and have at least 4 years of college or a highly specialized technical education?

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      While the higher standard of living is an admirable goal, why in the world would we want everyone to have 4 years of college or a high specialized technical education?  Do we not need ditch diggers, taxi drivers and airline stewards any more?  Or WalMart shelf stockers, truck drivers or plumbers?

      1. Zelkiiro profile image83
        Zelkiiroposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Well, since big Conservative businessmen only like to hire their friends and family, those jobs are already taken by us 4-year college students...well, those of us who could even find a job, anyway.

        1. wilderness profile image95
          wildernessposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          If you went to school to be trained in a field already badly overloaded with people, I'd say you learned a valuable lesson there.

          Take heart, though - plumbers can earn as most as most mid level management jobs and in a few years we'll be hiring more middle managers.

    2. Disappearinghead profile image89
      Disappearingheadposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Robin Hood or Robin' Banks.

  2. kschimmel profile image82
    kschimmelposted 2 years ago

    First, we have to fix the broken family.  Strong families provide the necessary structure for safer neighborhoods, educational achievement, and local commerce (jobs!) Without enough strong families, a nation cannot possibly have enough social workers, government programs, or schools to compensate for that deficiency.

    Give a child a strong family, and other good things will follow.  Give them everything BUT a strong family, and it is often for naught.

  3. janesix profile image74
    janesixposted 2 years ago

    I think that if we want everyone in America to be more affluent, we need to lower the standards of the rest of the world.

    We could start by lowering the wages of the children working in overseas factories making our bobble head dolls and Xboxes.