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How Technology Effects Modern AmericaUS Wage TrendsThe microeconomic picture of the US has changed immensely since 1973 and the trends are proving to be consistently downward for the nations high school graduates andhigh school drop-outs Of all the reasons given for the wage squeeze internationalcompetition technology deregulation the decline of unions and defense cuts technology is probably the most critical It has favored the educated and the skilled says MB Zuckerman editor-in-chief of US News World Report 73195 Since 1973 wages adjusted for inflation have declined by about a quarter for high school dropouts by asixth for high school graduates and by about 7 for those with some college education Only the wages of college graduates are upOf the fastest growing technical jobs software engineering tops the list Carnegie MellonUniversity reports recruitment of its software engineering students is upthis year by over 20 All engineering jobs are paying well proving that highly skilled labor is whatemployers want There is clear evidence that the supply of workers in the unskilledlabor categories already exceeds the demand for their services says L Mishel ResearchDirector of Welfare Reform NetworkIn view of these facts I wonder if these trends are good or bad for society Thedanger of the information age is that while in the short run it may be cheaper to replace workerswith technology in the long run it is potentially self-destructive because there will not beenough purchasing power to grow the economy M B Zuckerman My feeling is that the trend from unskilled labor to highly technical skilled labor is a good one But politicalaction must be taken to ensure that this societal evolution is beneficial to all of usBack in 1970 a high school diploma could still be a ticket to the middle income bracket a nice car inthe driveway and a house in the suburbs Today all it gets is a clunker parked on the streetand a dingy apartment in a low rent building
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