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20 Reasons America Is Becoming An Increasingly Nonfunctional Society

ladisney Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 1:05 PM
On the other hand. The same could be said of buggy whip manufacturers and railroad firemen. Does it really make sense to employ more workers than required to do the job? 150 years ago a huge percentage of the population was engaged in agriculture. That percentage is now about one percent. Are we better or worse off for it? Improvements in efficiency almost always cause disruptions but the alternative is to forego the improvements in efficiency that are the very reason we are not living at a subsistence level.

1) Starting in the sixties there was an explosion of children born out-of-wedlock and kids who don't grow up in two parent families fare more poorly percentage wise on just about any and every scale imaginable including substance abuse, teenage pregnancies, suicide rates, criminality and homelessness.

2) Many people are becoming so childlike in their dependence on the government that they can't save for their own retirement, escape from an oncoming hurricane, or even purchase their own birth control without the government handling it for them.

3) Our legal system encourages frivolous lawsuits, is punitively expensive...