Reaction: 80 percent of U.S. adults face near-poverty, unemployment, survey finds

80 percent of U.S. adults face near-poverty, unemployment, survey finds – CBS News.

 

English: Maker Faire Bonsai booth
English: Maker Faire Bonsai booth (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As a society and an economy, we went from agrarian self-reliance to industrial inter-dependence over the last 100 years– during a time when the US had the most highly developed economy and the most plentiful natural resources in the world. It used to be reasonable to trust that jobs and resources would be there indefinitely, and that we’d earn enough money to buy what we need. ” Higher education long has been seen there as nonessential to land a job because well-paying mining and related jobs were once in plentiful supply. ” In that paradigm, people’s “human capital” didn’t need to be as highly developed to be successful– they just needed warm bodies. Now, we need highly developed, entrepreneurial people who can think critically, work flexibly, and solve problems creatively. Continue reading“Reaction: 80 percent of U.S. adults face near-poverty, unemployment, survey finds”

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