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    Re: Even Baby Boomers Think It's Harder to Get Started Professionally Than It Used to

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    The answer is - the degree of globalization has changed. Every POTUS in my lifetime has pushed for increased globalization, almost always in direct opposition to the will of the people.
    Pretty much.
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    Re: Even Baby Boomers Think It's Harder to Get Started Professionally Than It Used to

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    Yes we do. We have Mexican and Central American labor that works under the table regardless of our labor laws.
    Well I'm not defending that.

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    Re: Even Baby Boomers Think It's Harder to Get Started Professionally Than It Used to

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Buyers and sellers of labor huh?
    Yes indeed.
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    Re: Even Baby Boomers Think It's Harder to Get Started Professionally Than It Used to

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    The labor participation rate is nearly at an all time low. Corporations are flush with cash because they view a poor economy and overreaching government as a bad environment for investment. The stock market is at a record high because of government meddling with monetary policy. In order get more money to workers you need to shift the supply/demand situation in their favor. That means developing a better economy.
    There's always a never-ending circus of apologists to make excuses for top-down economic failures.

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    Re: Even Baby Boomers Think It's Harder to Get Started Professionally Than It Used to

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    There's always a never-ending circus of apologists to make excuses for top-down economic failures.
    Top down is how capitalism works. There is no such thing as bottom up.

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    Re: Even Baby Boomers Think It's Harder to Get Started Professionally Than It Used to

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    Top down is how capitalism works. There is no such thing as bottom up.
    Really? Every other success story Republicans like to trot out regarding the economy involves some person starting from nothing and owning the world. Are you saying that "pick yourself up by your bootstraps" is a right-wing slogan that cons espouse but don't believe?

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    Re: Even Baby Boomers Think It's Harder to Get Started Professionally Than It Used to

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
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    Yes we do. We have Mexican and Central American labor that works under the table regardless of our labor laws.



    All we have to do for immigrant labor correction is to give them all easy access to work visas. Then the labor laws will apply to them. As enforcement, we start jailing the white collar criminals hiring them and behavior changes extremely fast in that arena. Then that labor has to compete with a more educated and skilled American labor force at the same price. And to boot, they are paying taxes and contributing to the SS and other benefit funds to offset the baby boomer retirement influx.
    That's why I support open borders.
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    Re: Even Baby Boomers Think It's Harder to Get Started Professionally Than It Used to

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    Really? Every other success story Republicans like to trot out regarding the economy involves some person starting from nothing and owning the world. Are you saying that "pick yourself up by your bootstraps" is a right-wing slogan that cons espouse but don't believe?
    Really, but I don't have time to write a book for you. You may want to refer to a basic economics textbook.

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    Re: Even Baby Boomers Think It's Harder to Get Started Professionally Than It Used to

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    Being a conscious consumer and organizing is the solution.
    Being a conscientious consumer is demanding pricing that can be affordable.
    Higher wages do not support such demands.
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    Re: Even Baby Boomers Think It's Harder to Get Started Professionally Than It Used to

    Quote Originally Posted by Ironfist17 View Post
    Millennials Are Still Struggling to Find Jobs - The Atlantic
    Why is it happening this way? Our society seems to be much more prosperous than a few decades ago due to great technological advancement. There are so many ways to earn money by programming stuff or running your internet based business yet it seems like it's much harder to actualize yourself than a few generations ago. What's the reason behind that? How to solve this problem efficiently?
    The problem of the 21st century will be the problem of labor. Because of technology, there are simply not jobs available for large numbers of people who have been left behind. Combine that with the decline of good paying union jobs, we face decades ahead where many people are simply not needed for the labor force and those who can struggle to find bottom level employment work at wages that people cannot live on.

    Its recipe for social and political disaster.
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