I feel the word “economy” has just been thrown around so much these past few months, that I am beginning to think people don’t know what the hell it means.
Okay, so before I start pretending like I know what I am talking about I will straight up say I have never taken an economy class in my life, not because I don’t want to but I never really thought about the importance of such fiscal knowledge until this “crisis”. With the reoccurring “DOW down 600pts today” or the use of “stabilizing and reviving” I honestly feel that I NEED to start learning more about the fundamentals of economics. I have begun my quest of self-learning and continuous visits to recovery.gov (which I think is one of those puzzle things from the DaVinci Code) Let me just say, I would love to know the number of Americans who actually 100% fully understand and can coherently read recovery.gov.
I feel like this is a reoccurring problem for many Americans. We don’t care unless it is affecting us. I think a mandatory economics class is just as important as the mandatory government class in high school. I think we should be teaching early on and more of environmentally friendly ways of life too. And of course implementing the theory of life long learners and teaching yourself!
It just seems we, as Americans, you could say are—procrastinators. Until we have the threat of polar bear attacks on us because of the rapid melting of their environments pushing them into southern civilized regions…that’s when we will think about carbon footprint awareness. Until our economy has completely been flushed down the shitter and total anarchy erupts because of the conspiracy that Obama is the ant-Christ…then maybe we will start saving our pennies instead of spending on products such as the fucking Snuggie.
Or maybe—just maybe one day the youth will sit down and pick up a book, not Harry Potter, but maybe one like the fucking dictionary or their Sociology textbook to learn some useful information instead of downloading the fart application on their iPhone.