Farmers And Slaves
In the Agricultural Age, most Americans functioned as Farmers and Slaves. When the Cotton Gin and Tractor was invented...the need for MOST farmers and slaves was eliminated.
This was a very convulsive period in American History because you had a nation where most of the population really had nothing to do.....so they did what comes naturally to most humans with idle time....they started to kill each other in a very uncivil Civil War.
After the Civil War....America's economy tranformed into an Industrial Economy.
We are now approaching a very similar period where we are transitioning from an Industrial Economy to a Digital Economy. However, this time around, most Americans live and work in an Industrial functioning system.
And since there is really not much to lend to in the Industrial System....much of our nation is shutting down due to lack of credit and opportunity. The question now is when we have tens of millions of people with nothing to do, will we kick the sh*t out of each other like we did about 150 years ago....or maybe we will start a war and try kick the snot out of others......
FARMERS AND SLAVES
Albuquerque Public Schools About 400 Job Cuts Expected
The San Francisco Public Schools CA - Voted to Cut 152 Jobs
Update: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools NC - 739 Layoff Notices
The Polk County School District FL - Expects to Cut 261 Positions
The Indianapolis Public School - up to 357 Layoffs Expected to be Voted on