People in the comments section are continuing to say that everyone can go off and get a good education so they can get a good high paying job. I would like to take this apart right now.
Doesn’t being a high skilled high tech worker require a certain amount of intelligence? Like more than the average person has?
Furthermore, probably ~2/3 of jobs (someone correct me here) are simply basic working class jobs. Surely at least 50% of jobs in any society are basic working class type jobs. So even if everyone went out and got this super education to get this high skilled high tech job, there wouldn’t be enough jobs for them anyway! Probably only 1/3 of them could get into these good paying fields, and the rest would have to settle for some working class job because that’s what most jobs are.
How can everyone have a “good, high paying job?” In the US, a good, high paying job means a job that pays quite a bit more than average. How the Hell is everyone supposed to go out and get a job that pays quite a bit more than an average wage? That’s like having a footrace and saying everyone has to win. What people are saying here is a variation on the classic American line, “Everyone can be rich.” It is amazing how many Americans believe this. How can everyone be rich? How can everyone make above average wages? It’s nuts.
Reminds me of Lake Wobegon where everyone is above average.