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My fears of the new US economy justified.

I used to read ZMag.org often back in my long-hair days. I checked it out, and read this article, which states:
In other words, 60 million workers in the U.S. don’t have a regular, permanent, full-time job any more in America. That’s more than 40 percent of the entire employed U.S. work force.
It seems obvious to me now. The drive for corporate quarterly profits have squeezed American workers in the service and manufacturing sectors so much that one has great difficulty even getting full-time, 40-hours-a-week nowadays. And benefits aren't exactly easy to come by, either. Dental?

How to term this neoliberal economic movement: F***-you-ification? In any event, if you're smart and young and educated, run for your lives. US wages (even for those doctor/lawyer-types making around $150,000 a year) have been stagnant, and slowly dropping with rises in costs and inflation, for thirty years.

Mr. Skank told me that we stolid Midwesterns "work hard, save a little bit, and live within one's means, and things turn out all right." While that model still works for someone like me, chock-full with what economists call "human capabilities," what of the not-too-smart, never-make-it-to-manager Wal-Mart worker? And what about their kids? Bootstraps ideology can only go so far and last so long when structural, institutional facts prevent social mobility. These future generations will tire of ghettoization, and we'll see existential crises like the ideologies of hate coming from the Middle Eastern Islamist extremists. Right in our midst.

Makes one want to make enough to send the kids off to the private school, and live behind the ten-foot walls with the security guard gate. That's the future in GeorgeWBush's America.


(Heinrich Himmler, head of the Nazi
SS and architect of the Holocaust;
planner of "ghettoization")
 
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