Too many of us lament that we can’t get jobs where we were born and raised. That seems especially true of the poorest areas of the country including Appalachia. Jobs just aren’t very plentiful there. The deep South is another example. It would be nice is all areas of the country were full of gainful employment. But given our foundations in almost pure capitalism that will never happen.
On a side note, it is kinda ironic that the States that rail the most against socialism vote primarily with the GOP and are the ones that have the most citizens who depend on social programs such as Medicaid, food stamps and such. I know education levels enter into it but why don’t more of those folks just move to where there are more economic opportunities? I have pondered that question for longer than I care to remember.
It does bug me to hear people complaining about this or that, especially when they could do something it. Many times it really doesn’t take that much effort. I think that the major issue is their dogged resistance to change. I and many others welcome the uncertainty associated with change as just part of progress, but others seem to be deathly afraid of it.
If you don’t like where you are, move. You are not a tree
I couldn’t have said it better.
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They are entrenched in backward thinking on social issues, often religious right fanaticism and a poor education because public schools are so poorly funded. Then there’s drug abuse, alcohol abuse, sexual abuse from relatives and other societal issues found in these poor areas. They have a difficult hard life, but much of it is self inflicted. It takes a strong more intelligent individual to leave this life.
You are right Mary, this is not “one” problem but a bunch of them. I’m not even sure there is a possible solution short of some kind of catastrophe.
It is very hard to move when you have absolutely no money.
I live in nyc. There are jobs here but if a person with few skills comes here he would get a low wage job. He would not be able to afford to rent a room and would be homeless. The only way he could survive is if he knew someone here he could live with.
I agree with you Donna, NYC is a high cost of living area. There are many cities that are more affordable.