Half the people in this country have IQs of less than 100. They aren't going to be "improving" their skills to get better jobs. The government destroyed their high-paying, blue-collar jobs long ago, mostly by exporting them.
The only thing left for such people to be A) be cannon fodder B) life-long welfare C) "Would you like fries with that?"
I am consistently encountering people who think they understand economics, but don't. They praise Wal-Mart and McDonalds as paragons of the free market when both are gigantic tax-money welfare whores.
They have no comprehension half the wealth in this country is located in the Washington DC/New York/Boston corridor, and got that way because of the War Between the States, which was not about slavery but tariffs the North imposed on the South. But they think it was about slavery.
By the way, Lincoln was a brain-damaged, chronically depressed homosexual who admitted he gave his wife (who died in an insane asylum) and his son (who died from it) syphilis.
They have no comprehension that Bill Gates, who is a criminal disguised as a nerd, is a major criminal. As that old saying tells us (said by several people), "Behind every great fortune is a great crime."
And Carlos Slim free market? Please.
Velocity of money? What's that? Not a clue. Inflation transferring wealth from the middle-class to the obscenely wealthy, and therefore destroying the middle-class? Huh?
Corporations as legal persons and are therefore above the law? What?
Bankers and corporations controlling the government?
Yet all they know is the minimum wage.