Sorry if I miss anybody! Citizens came up with many interesting things to say
Awww citizen, you are making me smile
Not sure if I fit that label these days with the way things have changed. At least i'm not sure because of how much the spectrum changed over here, and getting called a "communist enemy of the republic" by the libertarians on campus (well, they were anarcho-libertarians who were calling everybody communists lol ) Kind of embarrassed to admit my views have changed a bit during college.. At least maybe? either that or the spectrum here went so far right nobody knows where they are.. didn't think they changed too much but wow haha, some issues i've changed my mind on
Oh dear! I hope I never said that. Sorry if I did. I actually never thought that about people being lazy or wanting to steal taxes. My dad hasn't had a job in 9 years, so unfortionately i'm on the lower end of the spectrum.
Congratulations on buying a house
True. There also needs to be more incentive for people to create jobs in the fields people are majoring in. Of course as deHavvy said some majors like Classics will be very hard to fill. Trump happens to be cutting a ton of government, diplomacy, museum and library sciences jobs which really stinks for people who have studied those fields since we used to have more jobs in them. Maybe for majors like Classics we can encourage them to broaden their field?
That's a good point on capitalism- but how do we control if the CEO gets paid only on being successful? would we need a bit of government intervention for that? or maybe worker's committees?
Yeahh, the US is in a really bad situation right now. We are even starting to export our own people as labor overseas, many EU countries are getting wary of this trend of Americans trying to export our own people. Some of them are cool with it though (Poland and Eastern Europe in general love it, most of Western Europe is wary of it- but France is starting to recruit American scientists to emigrate)
Our emigration rate isn't that "high" yet compared to some other countries, but for the first time in our history it is starting to raise. For many of my classmates the only option is "leave the country."
Of course many people just talk about how they are going to leave this country and go off to London or Berlin and get rich, but its alot easier to dream about that than actually do it with all the paper work involved.
I think mostly open borders would be a good thing, allow freedom of talent and exchanging of ideas. Especially between allied countries.
Don't want to sound too pessimistic, things in the US can get better. Perhaps someday we will see our mistakes and take steps to reverse the damage done recently and to look at what is working around the world and try to make things better.
I think we need a combined system of socialism and capitalism. We need enough checks to detour corrupt employers from abusing the system.
We need to focus on making people more creative about what type of jobs will be available in the future. People keep saying we have a "manufactoring shortage" but instead of focusing on that, focus on how we can create other types of jobs since many of those are used by robots.
Good point on Trump. I think people were living in fear, fear of seeing jobs disappear, and the "American inferiority complex" of "we are falling behind and the world hates us and laughs at us. Poor us!"
We have two moods 1) we are the best nation on earth
2) everybody hates us we are the worst!
I think it would be alot healthier for us to acknowledge the faults in this nation, but actually work on changing them and progress instead of just this constant complaining and then impulsive voting.
and do medicines really need to be as expensive as they are? or is it greedy pharmacutical companies? or maybe if we hired more people in that field the price would drop?
Very interesting! Its kind of sad because in a world of just STEM, we lose the idea that humanities is also very importance. It also is funny how forced STEM interest seems to be. Of course some people are actually passionate about it (my brother haha) but it seems like humanities have a tendency to be more passionate.
That's a bright outlook, hopefully that will be the case
maybe if parts of STEM become more robotic humanities will be in higher demand?
Yeahhh theater is a tough one to find jobs with as well. I double majored in Politics and Policy, and International Relations with a History minor. Even tried a few foreign languages in an attempt to make myself more interesting haha
Good advice about skills!
a truly "free market" would probably function as anarchy, or it would desolve into chaos and one rich person with a monopoly would declare himself ruler.
I guess that was a bad choice of words on my part!
Ohh Classics is such a cool field! True, do you think maybe in such fields they should focus on generalizing degrees for more flexibility?