Education needed for kids to benefit
At the same time food banks are overwhelmed with demand. The amount of homeless folks keeps climbing and unemployment remains higher than it should be. Even some with college degrees have trouble finding jobs.
Now we're starting to hear that our present economy may be the new normal with occasional ups and downs. No politician exists that will tell us this of course, but we should be able to see the handwriting on the wall by now. Without either a college degree or advanced training in some sort of trade or profession, your chances of ever being financially secure, owning a home, or retiring comfortably, are becoming more remote as the years go by. Our young have to learn to live responsibly, dropping out of school or becoming a parent before you are ready almost guarantees that you are likely to struggle financially for the rest of your life. Get the message, kids.