THE CLASSLESS SOCIETY
In the year 2000, there were 3 different surveys asking Americans if they were middle class or not.
In the first, 91% said yes; the second, 93%; the third, 97%.
This means that Americans don´t understand the word "class". Of the working population, 96% are employed. Fictional unemployment (students, people job-hunting, housewives, etc.) is between 2 and 3%. The crime rate has gone down for the last 11 years, simply because people don´t have time to commit crimes? Even with foreign immigration flooding in (the U.S. accepts 90% of the world´s official emigration), there aren´t enough people to fill the jobs available.
Every day, TV is filled with long lists of jobs. Truly, the U.S. has become exactly what Marx envisioned: a classless society. Even 80% of the unemployed say they are middle class!
|Surveys||encuestas||Trutly||de verdad/en realidad|
|To mean||significar||To envision||preveer|
|Crime rate||Tanto por ciento de crimenes||Enough||suficiente|
|To flood in||entrar "a lo bestia"||Available||