You decide which word to choose to describe USA social and economic problems solving abilities now in power in the USA?
The Chicago Tribune article titled: Russia invasion ends an era of globalization, reported the following statement”
“Relying on low-cost suppliers was so profitable that “it was easy to overlook or minimize potential pitfalls,’’
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate an ancient wisdom verse, an idiom, and clues, and my opinion of the USA leadership discernment pitfalls for voters and legislator s to discern this conundrum.
King Solomon t Solomon’s Prayer for Wisdom 1 Kings 3:5-15
I am but a little child. I do not know how to go out or come in. And your servant is in the midst of your people whom you have chosen, a great people, too many to be numbered or counted for multitude. Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, that I may discern between good and evil, for who is able to govern this your great people?”
Idiom- “Can’t see the forest for the trees”
Meaning – is used when describing a person who cannot see a situation they are in as it truly is, instead they get lost in the details of it, and lose perspective on the bigger issue. In other words, one who gets blinded by a situation they are fully involved in.
Clues Globalization –
For decades, the free flow of trade across much of the world allowed the richest nations to enjoy easy access to low-priced goods and supplies.
that Russia’s invasion “upended the world order that had been in place since the end of the Cold War’’ and “put an end to the globalization we have experienced over the last three decades.’’
A shift away from China eventually could move more production back to the United States and help restore some manufacturing jobs.
“There is no one to work the factories to produce the goods here on American soil,” Rupkey wrote in a research report.
In a typical year, about 600,000 people enter prison gates, but people go to jail over 10 million times each year. Jail churn is particularly high because most people in jails have not been convicted.
The overcriminalization of drug use, the use of private prisons, and low-paid or unpaid prison labor are among the most contentious issues in criminal justice today because they inspire moral outrage. But they do not answer the question of why most people are incarcerated or how we can dramatically — and safely — reduce our use of confinement
Only about 5,000 people in prison — less than 1% — are employed by private companies through the federal PIECP program, which requires them to pay at least minimum wage before deductions. (A larger portion work for state-owned “correctional industries,” which pay much less, but this still only represents about 6% of people incarcerated in state prisons.)
But prisons do rely on the labor of incarcerated people for food service, laundry, and other operations, and they pay incarcerated workers unconscionably low wages: our 2017 study found that on average, incarcerated people earn between 86 cents and $3.45 per day for the most common prison jobs.
Nevertheless, 4 out of 5 people in prison or jail are locked up for something other than a drug offense — either a more serious offense or an even less serious one. To end mass incarceration, we will have to change how our society and our criminal legal system responds to crimes more serious than drug possession. We must also stop incarcerating people for behaviors that are even more benign.
What’s My Point?
We all need to open our eyes and realize the past and present political leaders of en
masse, instead of partial outsourcing of USA manufacturing jobs was a long-term strategic folly that has led to the present social problems we are experiencing in our youth poverty, crime, and drugs,
In addition to the result of the biggest and most repeated folly in recorded history.
In My Opinion
Allowing en masse outsourcing of manufacturing jobs for vital goods and services was foolish as Covid pandemic revealed that 90 percent of protective medical equipment was outsourced to China and millions of USA people died as a result.
Russia invasion is another example of the folly of globalization dependence for vital energy needs and green energy implantation. Shuuting down without having exisiting local suppliers of energy the ability to manufacture or supply sufficient green energy needed for everyday existence of both industry and consumer vital needs.
The USA political leaders are no longer enforcing laws to confine criminals in jails and instead releasing criminals back into the communities to repeat prying on both criminals and innocent victims, all afraid to become witnesses for fear they or their families will be victimized by criminals.
Meanwhile, politicians are both decriminalizing the use of drugs and profiting by legalizing the distribution of drugs which will in the future add more people to become drug addicts.
The even worse social problem is the result of the parents no longer being able to afford to send their children to private religious schools which most politician and 40 percent of public-school teachers now can afford because their jobs were not outsourced ong with livage wage opportunity that manyfacturing jobs paid instead of mininimum wages.
In my opinion, we have more than enough workers available in the USA to return manufacturing of vital goods and services back to the USA. All we need to do is pay them wages so they can accumulate both a skill and sufficient money while incardinated so when they are released, they will not engage in the same criminal actions because they have neither the skills or money when repleaded.
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Is now the right time to change the present cycle of folly in USA to look deeper into the forest to see the trees of wisdom to end the present path of folly the USA is on of repeating the same mistakes of previous generations over and over again?
Regards and goodwill blogging
Chicago Tribune – AP – The National Herald
USA Prison Policieshttps://www.prisonpolicy.org/reports/pie2022.html