It is being predicted the current down turn in the US economy will persist past 2050.
The reason given is the country's changing demographics. In particular the influx on Hispanics and other minorities that arrive with little education and little regard for education, economics and all things caucasian and asian, implied. There is a lot of verbal dancing around the specifics, but it is definitely being charged off to the negative intellectual contributions from minorities who, will shortly be the majority. The new majority will continue to out grow (population wise) the old white capitalist majority for decades to come.
Those with money and an ingrained penchant for higher education should pack up and head to Australia and New Zealand, Scandinavia because the US will be in a weakened economic and intellectual position for decades if not forever.
All great nations have dwindled and died, I guess this may be our swan song.
I'm not so sure this prediction may actually be a change for the good in terms of Americans recognizing happiness over excitement and more trinkets
|by Anonymous||reply 38||09/12/2013|
"the old white capitalist majority"
They did such a fine job, didn't they?
|by Anonymous||reply 1||09/04/2013|
I love how the article blames minorities! What a load of shit. Yahoo has turned into a right-wing shill.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||09/04/2013|
Fine enough for every minority to swim or sneak into the USA.
Surely not perfect, but hell, at least they didn't create a giant Mexico, Guatemala, Hondurus, Panama or any South American shit pot you care to throw into the mix.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||09/04/2013|
OP = blatant racist.
(Of course the linked article says nothing that resembles what OP says.)
|by Anonymous||reply 4||09/04/2013|
I'll tell you what's fucked up the USA, REPUBICANS. They have fucked up everything....since sock-puppet Raygun was shoved down our throats this neofacist regime has systemically reduced the quality of everything for the people, and elevated the sleazy corporate lords to kings.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||09/04/2013|
It means that every single economist that signs up for such a conclusion is a fraud and a failure. Radical adjustment to support the workers and end the tyranny of trade has to start NOW. There is no way the public will allow this to happen.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||09/04/2013|
No, you can't resort to Scandinavia anymore - it is overrun with Muslims and violent crime is becoming rampant. Even the Jews are fleeing now.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||09/04/2013|
I guess they couldn't your racist ass, though. Such a pity.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||09/04/2013|
They don't teach you how to spell in Ku Klux Klan school, R3? How does it feel to know that white people are ugly and unimportant?
|by Anonymous||reply 9||09/04/2013|
You're an idiot R7 who has never been to Scandinavia.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||09/04/2013|
Economists are such idiots. Demographic changes do not control the growth in the economy (see MEXICO for counterexample). Not to mention demographic trends NEVER CONTINUE in a straight line. NEVER.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||09/04/2013|
This sounds like idiot GOP propaganda trying to make us eliminate social security.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||09/04/2013|
Ah yes, the old things were awesome when we were in charge but now you ruined everything, we'll kill you all tactic that people have used against Jews, gays, blacks, Christians, etc since the beginning of time.
you know who doesn't, put a high value on education? Americans. Their schools aren't even designed to teach. But yeah, it's those pesky Hondurans for sure
|by Anonymous||reply 13||09/04/2013|
It's amazing how differently each of us reads this post. OP was giving his read of what the pundits were implying, and so many of you called OP a racist.
I watched the video and saw what the OP saw, a partially cloaked accusatory dribble meant to inflame anyone with the slightest bit of bigotry.
There are no racist, there's only one race you idiots. A racist comment is someone who hates the human race. Trying to get "AKC recognition" for all the people with different color skin, hair and muzzle shapes is just plain stupid.
There is only one race and those who keep screaming "racist" only feed the monster who wants to devour you.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||09/04/2013|
R13=idiot. Americans spend 7.1% of GDP on education. Germany spends 4.6% on education. Which society is better able to compete economically? Germany! Why? Because CEO's are held in check, because the middle class is supported, because predatory trade is not allowed. In short, because instead of following the myths spread by economists whose careers have been paid for by rich right-wing idiots, they listened to the people.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||09/04/2013|
It's hilarious how people are trying to act like the OP is wrong about illegal aliens and Hispanics in general. Read this article below and think about the implications.
Childhood Poverty Among Hispanics Sets Record, Leads Nation
The Toll of the Great Recession
by Mark Hugo Lopez and Gabriel Velasco
The spread of poverty across the United States that began at the onset of the Great Recession of 2007-2009 and accelerated last year hit one fast-growing demographic group especially hard: Latino children.
More Latino children are living in poverty—6.1 million in 2010—than children of any other racial or ethnic group. This marks the first time in U.S. history that the single largest group of poor children is not white. In 2010, 37.3% of poor children were Latino, 30.5% were white and 26.6% were black, according to an analysis of new data from the U.S. Census Bureau by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||09/04/2013|
1 in 4 children in America are Hispanic. And Hispanics are one the the fastest growing populations. The fact that this group makes up the highest portion of poor children and have the fastest growing child and general poverty rate, will have implications for the kind of country the US will become over the next 20-30 years and it won't be good ( the article should give you a hint). Still think amnesty is a good idea?
|by Anonymous||reply 17||09/04/2013|
And the OP mentioned higher education. Hispanics have the lowest college attendance rates. This along with the poverty issue will have terrible consequences for this country. Amnesty harms the immigrants and our country.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||09/04/2013|
R3 and 14 = the racist OP.
You're a sick fuck, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||09/04/2013|
There's a lot of racist scum in this thread. I imagine they also hate blacks and Asians, support gun 'rights', want to ban abortion, and fondle small children.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||09/04/2013|
You're an idiot who doesn't read the news.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||09/04/2013|
Well, damn all those illiterate brown people!
Please fuck off to Stormfront, OP. I think you'll be much more comfortable there.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||09/05/2013|
It's like watching cancer cells take over a petri dish.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||09/05/2013|
It's not about being racist, it's about caring for your country.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||09/05/2013|
[quote]It's not about being racist, it's about caring for your country.
Well, the white part of your country anyways. Who cares about a bunch of dirty Untermenschen?
|by Anonymous||reply 25||09/05/2013|
I worked with a lot of younger latino people for years and the population is growing as the girls all get pregnant young. Problem is, they are not rich either so it's a cycle. I met some really good mothers but far too many were neglectful.
It made me realize how many white girls either faithfully use birth control or have abortions.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||09/10/2013|
The problem if true can be corrected by American companies paying all employees adequately. The fact is, no matter the job, the person doing it must earn enough to live in this country. Adequate compensation will correct this kind of problem whenever it may arise.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||09/10/2013|
Latinos have every right to sneak into this country, since we stole so much of it from them in the first place.
It's funny how so many moralizing conservatives believe in retribution, unless it's being dealt to them.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||09/11/2013|
They don't have every right to do anything because nothing was stolen from them. It seems that no one will address the fact that Latino children have overtaken white children as the face of poverty in America with over 6 million Latino children living in poverty. Approximately 40% of Latino children live below the poverty line. And these numbers will continue to grow with no real end in sight for the near future. Yet we want to ignore the glaring implications and go ahead and fight for amnesty, because those implications don't make us feel good.
Amnesty will hurt our country as well as the immigrants. Illegal immigrants are overwhelmingly poor, uneducated, low skilled which of course means job security will be an issue which then means a drain on our social services. Our society can't survive with such a large group ( could swell to a quarter or more of our population) of poor, low skilled, uneducated people who lack job security. Then consider a third of legal Latinos already live below the poverty line and again that's 40% for children. This just won't work. But then a capitalist society needs a permanent underclass ( or rather people at the bottom) especially now that that other group seems to be breaking out of that underclass position at an accelerated rate. Of course they would need to be replaced. Corporations love illegal immigrants and amnesty for a reason.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||09/11/2013|
Truth be told If NAFTA and CAFTA hadn't been enacted many of those Latinos who have illegally crossed the border WOULD NOT BE HERE! The problem is that many poor Mexican and Central American farmers, without other skills, were evicted from their properties and the corporations took over to build their scum sucking factories. If NAFTA and CAFTA did not exist much of the manufacturing would most likely still be in this country. Blame Bill Clinton for railroading NAFTA through Congress and Bush 43 for CAFTA.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||09/11/2013|
[quote]Blame Bill Clinton for railroading NAFTA through Congress
He had a lot of support from Congress, thank them.
NAFTA was the brainchild of George H. W. Bush. He made efforts to get it approved before leaving office.
He couldn't manage it, though. So Bill Clinton (the pragmatist/centrist) pushed it forward.
But it wasn't going to fly with Congress. The Democrats were strongly against it.
So Bill Clinton put in some protections for American workers, to convince Democrats to vote for it--something that Bush Sr. didn't consider particularly important.
But even then, Democrats only voted for it by about 40%. Whereas Republicans voted for it 75%.
A Republican president championed a more American-worker-unfriendly version of NAFTA. A Democratic president diluted it to be a little less damaging to American workers. And Republican Senators and Representatives overwhelmingly voted for it, while Democratic Senators and Representatives (even after it was toned down) were still pretty strong against it.
SIXTY PERCENT of Democrats tried to stop it.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||09/12/2013|
It's more like all those illiterate white people but no, it's really all the greedy rich people, who refuse to pay a living wage to the works all around the world. Greed (and religion) has been allowed to ruin this world.
I believe in free enterprise but greed does not need to be accepted.
A rich person can only live in a few homes, they can only drive a few cars...if a hundred people make $50 thousand a year, a hundred cars will be sold.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||09/12/2013|
I'll always hate Clinton for NAFTA, always. And I'll never vote for Hillary either. I think she's got a heart of stone (Republican).
And now every time I see Clinton with Bush Sr. I think, two of a kind.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||09/12/2013|
I guess I should prepare now for elder years filled with meals consisting of Purina cat chow. At least they have multiple flavors.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||09/12/2013|
r35 All that dry food is bad for your kidneys, better save your pennies for a dialysis machine.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||09/12/2013|
I think that people are finally starting to get that it doesn't matter if you vote Democrat or Republican, it's all a distraction.
The wealthy lined their pockets through globalization at the expense of the middle class. As in, they gave away our ability to maintain a middle class to make themselves richer.
The uber rich can afford to live anywhere now, so they don't have to worry about the long term effects on the United States or its people. They're laughing all the way to the bank while people argue about abortion and gay marriage and things that they could not care less about.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||09/12/2013|
This is why the right-wing goals of dismantling the public education system will backfire, catastrophically.
If eight-year-old Carmelita is being raised by a barely-literate single mom of five, and has no better role models in life, then her only chance to learn more than her mom knows and to follow a wiser path in life than her mom did, is through public education.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||09/12/2013|