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Join Date: Jul 2014
Re: Donald J. Trump is still President in 2019
While people do spend money on stupid crap, such as shoes, coffee and the latest tech. There is still no denying that the opportunities are fading and the wealth gap increasing.
This isn't completely on Millennials, sure we're mostly boomers 2.0 but unlike boomers who inherited a debt free society from the generation that actually accomplished something. Millenials inherited debt an aging infrastructure and robber barons running everything.
Let's look at the 50's and 60's, cars, houses and common goods were affordable. Health Care had plenty of Doctors/Nurses, schooling was cheap and for people who actually were smart and jobs were plentiful. You could apply for a job and get trained for it and today you'd need two degrees and to give the interviewer a blowjob just to get an intern position. Items such as TVs and Stereos etc were expensive and that's because they were luxuries! The culture was to get the basics and get a career.
Nowadays it's the opposite, luxuries are cheap, stuff you need is insanely expensive and cheaply made. Now the culture is endless consumption fueled by people who were never taught any better by their parents or schools. People who spend because the outlook of no real jobs and crushing debt is depressing. People who get full of ideological spunk and then find out it's absolutely meaningless and guess what, you owe loads of money! If you're smart and get a useful career, you're still on the hook with years of debt! Those Colleges that once taught fundamental knowledge have to get money for their pointless sports programs, insane professor salaries and garbage feel good classes.
People have a right to complain, we're fucked! Automation will replace jobs, cheap slave labor will keep workers from making a real living and foreign workers are cheaper to ship over so fuck you and your College degree, go train your replacement. Meanwhile the multi-millionaires are now billionaires and you're stuck trying to squeak out a middle class living that is going to become more and more meaningless each year.