Friday, August 15, 2008
I have no innate desire to see whites remain the majority in America. To do so would seem to put that group’s interests ahead of non-whites, and there is already too much of this in our history. But I am still left to ponder the implications of the recently projected Latino takeover, by the year 2042. Latinos may not become the majority, but along with blacks, they will dominate this country as minorities, as they significantly influence it today.
So what will this mean? Succinctly, we should expect the unsolved problems of these two groups to dominate. If we accept that a country’s economic well-being trails its development and use of technology, the downward pressure on the current US standard of living is huge and increasing. The current technology achievement index (TAI) of the US is .73 (on a scale of 0-1), second only to Finland. The index of USA2042 will be quite lower, considering that the TAI’s of Mexico and origins further south are .39, at their top.
Why will the technology indices, circa. 2042, be lower, you ask? Because we are already failing to bring the current Latino and black communities up to the education and skill standards that are reflected in our current, albeit sliding, achievement index. This failure coupled with the growth of these groups, relative to whites, is not good economic news for anyone’s future. In fact, historic Latinos and blacks are the first-line and hardest hit casualties of increasing our low-skilled labor capacity minus manufacturing demand. And be reminded that service demand does not grow an economy, but rather is consumption.
The only groups to benefit will be the new comers, fleeing developing country poverty. They will undoubtedly live better, as their presence feeds off the standard of living of our past. In contrast, I believe this country should welcome and foster all groups that will add to our betterment, but until we can constructively mentor our current citizens, beginning with blacks and legal immigrants, we need to grow our exports in people who enter and stay illegally and punish those who encourage them.
James C. Collier
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