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Thewriter discusses the need for the United States to take appropriatemeasure to solve the economic problems of inequality and low growthin the country. Specifically, the author is faulting the efforts ofthe United States president Barrack Obama to support higher educationas a solution for the economic problems. The author argues that thepresident’s initiative of propelling higher education throughstudent loans will hurt the economy more and lead to higherunemployment. The author states that higher education attractshigh-paying jobs, but is not for everyone.

Tosolve the economic problems in the United States, the writer arguesthat engaging young people in technical and vocational training isthe best way. According to the author this is because technical jobsare the ones needed for producing products and build structures fortrade. In addition, the skilled jobs are the highest paying for themiddle level employees. The author further states that skilled andvocational jobs will promote earnings of the young people and notindebt them with student loans.

Intotal agreement with the author, I think that the United Statespresident is taking the wrong measures to resolve the problems of thecountry’s economy. In my opinion, the United States should focusthe efforts on recovering the economy on the technical training andvocational education. Instead of educating everyone in highereducation colleges, it would be more productive for the young peoplelearn practical skills. I think that this will help the young peopleto gain income generating skills, instead of being left with debts ofhigher education loans.

Theevidence used by the author is convincing because he successfullydrives the argument by comparing the United States with Asia. Theevidence relates to what I found when I went to buy general householditems here in the U.S. Most of the products&nbspI saw were producedin Asian countries, especially China. This means that Asia has moretechnical labor than the U.S. This evidence and discussion about theeconomy of the United States explains the importance of focusing ontechnical and vocational training rather than on higher educationonly.