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March 21, 2013 at 4:37 PM

The future isn’t so bleak for Gen X, Y

Reality suggests children will not live better in the future

There’s no way that American kids born in 21st century will live materially better than their parents [“Cheer up, young workers, the future isn’t so bleak,” Opinion, March 20].

The American prosperity of 20th century was a quirk, an anomaly that had been built upon two world wars and nonexistence of any economic competition. Many countries that squeeze USA out in present world trade hadn’t existed as sovereign a century ago.

The only way that will allow our kids to be on the top of the world is to be smarter and more educated than children in other countries, and according to results of international exams for school graduates in science and in math — it is not a reality.

–Michael Velikin, Kennmore

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