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What will be.....THE FUTURE of the lower socioeconomic groups in the United States?
Will they become a......PERMANENT UNDERCLASS w/no FUTURE PROSPECTS?
About the same as it's ever been: a personal interpretation of identifying oneself within the group, along with all the yearning, jealousies and angst which goes with it will continue. Being 'poor,' that is, relevant to others who have more, has been with us since as far back as history can take us.
What will be the future? Well, I'd say that in America, in the longer term, the material standards of all will rise, but the proportions of lower, middle and higher will continue to remain. Only the proportions might shift a little - or a lot. But even if everybody had a house, a couple of cars and all the material things anyone needs - or feel they need - there will still be those who 'see' themselves in the lower socioeconomic groups. It's a human trait!
It is going to be MUCH TOUGHER for the lower socioeconomic classes. These classes are the least skilled & educated. Future societies are becoming more complex educationally & technologically. Such complex societies required an extremely specialized form of education & skill set. In addition to that, everyday cost of living conditions are becoming more expensive. Even the solidly middle class are feeling the pinch of rising costs regarding everyday cost of living. One can image what the lower socioeconomic classes(impoverished, lower, working, & lower middle classes) endure. Also, the cost of quality education is constantly rising.
In the future, quality & advanced education will be the purview of only the more affluent classes(upper middle & upper classes). The lower socioeconomic classes will be shut out of having quality & advanced education because of the prohibitive cost. Without such education, they won't have the prerequisite education & skill set needed to thrive in a future, post-industrialized, & computerized society. They will be on the outskirts of society, doing what few menial jobs exist before such jobs eventually become automatized or even phased out. The lower socioeconomic classes will become a......PERMANENT, IMPOVERISHED underclass. They will either live by their wits or become part of the prison population. They will be seen by future societies as excess & the government will deal w/such excess in one way or other.
What a pessimistic view of how these so-called "underclass" people will live: "by their wits or become part of the prison population." If this is a true reflection of how the average American thinks, I'm glad I don't live where you're living.
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