It is less important that a people be knowledgeable and informed as it is that they be industrious. Sadly, Americans have transitioned from a people who once believed the American dream was the opportunity to work towards success to a people who today believe the American dream is a government responsibility to provide. I believe the American people's vote is an expression of their choice ... the American people have expressed their preference for socialism because it has become easier to live off public benefits. "Subsidize something and you get more of it". People don't need to learn economics, they see the lessons of it all around them. It cannot change thru education. When the gravy train ends people will learn as if by magic!