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Canada Goose Online SEN. BEN SASSE: There’s a lot that’s going on that’s acute the last two years, but I think what we’re really struggling with is decades in the coming. We’re living through a digital revolution which is undermining place. I think the biggest problem in America right now is loneliness. And the good news is it’s fixable, but it requires friendship. It requires more attention to place and family and shared vocation and work and neighborhood and worshipping communities. Canada Goose Online

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JOHN DICKERSON: How is it not about politics if you have been very critical of this president saying he is driving some of these divisions. If these divisions wouldn’t it be very powerful if somebody in a public role like the president or senators, behaved and modeled the behavior you’re talking about in this book that you should see at church or at the little league ball field.

uk canada goose SEN. SASSE: Sure. I think that’s true. I mean the president and I wrestle on a whole bunch of issues. I there are things we agree on, things we disagree on. But I don’t think most of what Americans are wrestling with is a problem that’s two years old. I think we’ve had a halving of friendship in America in the last 27 years. It’s a stunning thing. You know nomadic tribes, agrarian history, industrial economics people have always known their neighbors and known their co workers. Decreasingly we don’t know those things. We’ve gone from three and a half friends per American twenty seven years ago to about one point eight friends today. President Trump can’t fix this. He didn’t cause this. Politics can’t fix this. Politics didn’t cause this, but it’s true that our political tribalism is filling that vacuum, that loneliness that’s coming from all these other institutions. We have a decline of the nuclear family structure a lot the last 25 years and politics is a place people look to try to find meaning in the absence of these other communities that actually can make you happy. uk canada goose

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SEN. SASSE: Yeah I you’re right. I mean the Senate should be an institution of 100 people who get sent from their communities where they really are from and want to return to. And they go and have to build relationships and build a temporary community in the Senate of people who actually listen to one another. We don’t do that very much right now because cable TV news has swallowed the Senate whole. Right now, we live this sort of frenzied media circus that’s not to beat up on the media, that’s to beat up on the Senate canada goose deals as a place that people are more thinking about those distant tribes and the things we’re screaming at each other against, rather than the things we should be for together. You should be for the place buy canada goose jacket where you’re from, the neighborhood in the city or the small town farming community where I’m from. But when you’re temporarily thrown together in a new community the Senate should be a place that actually does some empathy and we’re buy canada goose jacket cheap pretty crappy at that right now.

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SEN. SASSE: Well one of the things we have to do is rediscover plural vocations, right? Work is statistically one of the most significant drivers of whether or not people are happy. And part of that’s because we like to do stuff together. We like to have shared projects. I was born in the 1970s average duration at a firm was two and a half decades for a primary breadwinner. Average duration at a firm today for an American is four point two years and getting shorter.

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Canada Goose Parka SEN. SASSE: Yes, so I I think most of this is going to be about recognizing that when you’re 35 and 40 and 45 and 50, you’re going to get disintermediated out of, not just your job, but probably your firm in your industry. We’ve never prepared to become a people that are lifelong learners. That has huge policy implications. I don’t think politics are the canada goose store main thing. I don’t think they’re the first thing, but obviously rethinking job retraining for the Age of Disruption. McKinsey, a company that I used to work for, says that 50 percent of Americans are going to be primarily freelancers in three years. We’re not at all prepared for that. Canada Goose Parka


SEN. SASSE: It has huge downstream implications for shared work together.

cheap Canada Goose JOHN DICKERSON: But in this is where politics gets in it too, because you have a politician saying your job is not going away. I’m going to protect it. You’re not going to have to re learn. And and so that comes back brings me back to politics again sending the wrong messages from what you want to say. cheap Canada Goose

cheap canada goose uk SEN. SASSE: Yeah, that’s just not canada goose black friday sale true, right. So, so much of what we fight about in Washington is right versus left and a lot more of our policy should be past versus future. There aren’t going to be lifelong jobs anymore and we shouldn’t be lying to the American people about it. We should be thinking about what does it look like to help people get back to work, back to meaningful employment, back to shared labor with their neighbors when they’re 35 and 40 and 45. We can’t say, “I politician am going to protect your jobs forever.” Because it’s not true cheap canada goose uk.

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