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20 Reasons America Is Becoming An Increasingly Nonfunctional Society

volinva Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 9:39 AM
#19 Cost of labor is not the reason. It is the cost of doing business. Too many regulations and environmental requirements. I'm not saying they should all be eliminated but we have gone past the point of common sense. Of course common sense is in short supply in the government these days.

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...