To start the ball rolling we have the issue of consumerism. People want everything now and cheap. Consumerism is one of the most common illnesses of Americans today. To keep up with this constant demand for cheap and now,companies such as Wal-Mart are forced to outsource.
Outsourcing is the production of goods in some other country, where the workers can be paid almost nothing. One of the most commonly outsourced countries is China. China now makes most of our everyday products. Even our own military is outsourcing to China to manufacture some of our weapon components.
This leads me to my final point in this essay, debt. Because all of our money is going into cheap goods at places like Wal-Mart, countries like China are getting all the work and all the money. Our country, unable to make money, is going deeper into debt. We are now trillions of dollers in debt and are unable to get out. This is not Wal-Marts fault, or the fault of any other company that outsources. It is our fault for wanting things now and cheap.
This one of many issues that need attention. Many more elements are involved in this giant snowball effect. I believe that this country is doomed to a horrible end unless we do something different. Whatever that something is, we must do it soon,time is running out.