What are the 10 most outstanding changes, good &/or bad, that American
culture & society have made within the past 50 years?
The bad was that in the 70s we couldn't produce enough Oil in the US because of the resistance to drilling here.
This started the process of losing our manufacturing prowess in the world. The two artificial oil shortages in the 70s resulted in the US losing its place as the number 1 vehicle manufacturer in the world.
Detroit is proof of that loss, as today it is a huge ghetto. And in 2008, the US auto makers except Ford had to be bailed out by the government.
Today, the US is mainly an incestuous service industry, and we import most of our products from China, and third world countries. While we still have a design edge in technology, these designed products are built outside the country. In the 1980s, it was Japan and then Korea, but even those countries couldn't make the products as cheap as the other Asian countries.
We didn't change our voting over the last 50 plus years, but we needed to change from the loyal party voter, to an intelligent voter that votes for the candidate regardless of their party.
We have allowed super conglomerate globalized companies to kill the small to medium, and even somewhat larger companies. This was done at the expense of millions of workers losing their jobs to cheap labor in other countries. This is also a tax revenue loss, the US taxpayers have to pay more taxes to make up the difference, as these companies pay most of their taxes to their host country, which is much cheaper than that in the US.
The federal government has been bloating up in size and scope over the last fifty years, and they have usurped much of what were designated for the states.
Yet, the federal government didn't protect us during 911, not a single armed fighter jet protected our country. They couldn't even protect the US Capital.
They didn't protect us from the Dot Com, or Real Estate bubbles that finally took down the US Economy.
The failed to protect us from further financial ruin because they didn't give the financial industry guidelines when they bailed them out. They just gave them the money, but these financial institutions which actually were responsible for the economic meltdown, didn't loan that money back out to their victims, who then lost their jobs, their homes, and many had to go into bankruptcy.
The US needed to replace the federal Income Tax with a system that doesn't allow the rich to become billionaires, and then double those billions. The reason they can is in the IRC.
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