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In Response to Re: The sad state of our young adults:
Seems when we set out to improve our kids futures by making certain they developed high self esteem and confidence, we created a generation of narcissists who can't reason analytically.
I disagree that they are "more technologically savvy" - most can't change a lightswitch and only a tiny fraction have a clue how their cellphone actually works.
The sad reality is this: While we need to bring manufacturing jobs back from overseas, that will NOT rejuvenate the middle class - what required 10,000 workers in the 50s and 60s now needs 500, and unlike Germany, I doubt we'll be able to get the folks running the "repatriated" industry to add workers to improve "fit and finish" in the numbers needed.
IMHO the question is this: Since we can produce all the goods we need with 50% of the workforce, what are we going to do with the other 50%? The Reichwing wants them turned into serf, and they are winning that battle. The rest of us need to admit that the only way the "unnecessary half" has a ghost of a chance at a better life is through Unionization of the service industry. Remember, the RW of the 1900's insisted that factory work was unworthy of higher pay because their managerial genius had reduced it to a process that required no thought and not much effort.
Posted by Olderscout66
I agree with you, that young adults would'nt probably know how to change a lightswitch, but I will have to admit, that if I have a problem with my cell phone or its usages, I call my grandkids.
I agree with you that we have a good number of our population that will probably end up in our service industriies, and of course, those jobs are the low paying jobs.
My question to you is, Do you think that the Americans of today, are willing to understand and support unions in the scale that you seem to think is necessary?