From “What’s The Plan Mitt?,” Adam Davidson, NYT:
“The United States has always had pockets of sustained poverty, but throughout its history, almost everyone, almost everywhere, even the poorly educated, have shared in the country’s broad economic growth. Unfortunately, this no longer seems to be the case. According to many economists, technological advances and competition with low-wage countries, among other factors, portend an America in which the undereducated everywhere, including the 85 million people over 25 without post-secondary training, will fall further and further behind the educated and in-demand software designers and biotech engineers. If that’s true, roughly one out of three American workers can expect to see their living standards erode throughout their lifetimes.”
Italics in original; emphasis added.