How can we make American society a better, more humane place where

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  1. gmwilliams profile image84
    gmwilliamsposted 16 months ago
    everyone is accorded decent education, housing, jobs, & medical care & poverty is nearly eradicated?  What solutions do you propose?   Or do you contend that American society won't ever become better & that to propose decent education, housing, jobs, & medical care for all is nothing but an unrealistic, even fantastical pipedream?

    1. lovetherain profile image68
      lovetherainposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      More trade schools, like Job Corps, for those who are unable/uninterested to be in University. It should be available to those who are uninterested in high school as well. Get them in the work force sooner. This would solve some of the problem.

    2. lovetherain profile image68
      lovetherainposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      According to Jordan Peterson, 10% of the population has an IQ under 85,and that there are NO jobs for these people. I disagree. I think there are jobs for these people, who make up a good percent of the uneducated and jobless. There just needs to be more job training for these people. Not everyone is cut out for college, or even high school. But I KNOW people with low IQ's who have jobs, in laundry, housekeeping etc,with good work ethic,and able to perform these easy jobs well. And someone's got to do these jobs.

    3. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      You will never eradicate poverty for as soon as there is no one meeting the standards we currently use to define the term, the bar will be raised until there ARE people in poverty.  Under the "new and improved" definition, of course.

      Plus, of course, there are people that simply are not interested in improving their lot in life; they are satisfied with what they have or do not wish to pay the price of improvement.  And some that simply cannot hold a job for physical or mental reasons.

      I know a young man with a good work ethic, physically capable and can work.  As long as he does not leave his work station, ever, for he will forget where to go or what to do.  Won't return from a bathroom break, and as far as getting to work, forget it.  A walk of a block is far too much to expect of him as he will wander off, purpose and goal totally forgotten.  Brain damaged from an accident, he will never be able to hold a real job, though he IS splitting duties delivering newspapers with another man that is physically incapable but can keep the team moving.

    4. GA Anderson profile image92
      GA Andersonposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Kumbaya m'lord, kumbaya...

      There will always be winners and losers in life. To try to circumvent this...  "... everyone is accorded decent education, housing, jobs, & medical care & poverty is nearly eradicated? "

      ... is to defy both natural nature, and  human nature. There will never be a time when all are equal - thank goodness. Can you imagine what a boring and lifeless existence such a homogeneous world would be?

      1. gregas profile image81
        gregasposted 16 months agoin reply to this

        That seems to be what some are trying now with children. Giving trophies to everyone whether they win or lose. That gives children no incentive to try and that is where, what you are talking about GA, actual starts.

      2. gmwilliams profile image84
        gmwilliamsposted 16 months agoin reply to this

        Another great answer.  Recalled that a college lecturer told me this.  There are winners & losers in life.  This is so true although there are some who REFUSE to accept this.  All of us have to work w/what we have & strive to be our best.

  2. gmwilliams profile image84
    gmwilliamsposted 16 months ago

    ALL are EXCELLENT answers!


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