(uplifting bright music) - What we do know is that we have to first, fundamentally, above all else, provide the Maslow's hierarchy of food, clothing, water, shelter for everybody. That starts with healthcare, making sure everyone still has access to healthcare, and well-being for not just them, but their entire family. And that's why the Affordable Care Act was so important. Two, is there's a whole bunch of other social support services from retraining, to other things. This is why we should also invest that everybody should have the ability to go to a community college for two years, for free. You could go from a minimum paying job to something that's potentially better because you've had a couple years of experience at a junior college. And remember, I am also a product of a community college. That's where I got my start, and so I feel very strongly about that. And then what we have to start asking is how do we think about these programs, not only from the national level, but all the way to the very local level about the implications in what are we going to do? Right now the current assessment is 40% of all retail jobs in the United States have disappeared in the local town there. This is like the store you would walk into. 40% of those jobs have disappeared! You go to a supermarket, oftentimes there's an automated self-checkout stand. You go now with purchasing things online form your typical e-commerce place. So there's jobs, there are jobs being created in other places, for technologists, those are at the headquarters of those places, but what about in the local town and what does that impact happen to that the town? And this gets daisy chained in very weird, confusing ways from a data layer, from everything, you see these connections from people being displaced, not having jobs, all the way through opioid addiction, and other issues. We even see this rise in suicide rates across middle aged white males. The largest rise that we've ever seen inside the United States. So, we have to start asking much bigger society questions about just what we're seeing as the tip of the iceberg that's happening. (bright uplifting music)
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