Are you jealous of someone who inherited money? Should they not have inherited money? Did their family make "too much"? Why even bring that up in a thread about Amazon? Surely you aren't equating a local person who inherited some money with Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates or any of the other 1 percenters. What should that specific person that you saw being interviewed be doing differently? Wages in jobs that are in demand are fine and with low inflation lower paying jobs that are less in demand go further. No one is guaranteed a job. No one is guaranteed a high paying job. No one area of the country is guaranteed that nothing will ever change. Are you just complaining about everything? Are you just complaining that things aren't the way they were at some point in the past? When has that ever been the case? I'm not sure that I've ever been in a Walmart. I may have walked though one years ago. Walmart has certainly had no negative impact of my life. I think I've ordered online from them once or twice. That's about it. I think the impact would be mixed on most communities. They have more customers than employees. I'm sure they have some employees that weren't particularly marketable in that community when Walmart showed up. If they were they wouldn't have gone to Walmart. You can argue that they had higher paying jobs but later went to Walmart because Walmart put smaller companies out of business. You can also argue that Walmart came into communities where they weren't being served well. Most people in smaller communities aren't hoping that Walmart will leave. Don't go to Walmart and they will leave. It seems that your only argument is that you wish everything was the same it was right after WWII. Things change. Everywhere. The Post Office has to adapt to change just like everyone else. I think they are doing a decent job at the moment. They were pushed and shoved into the customer service business after long having no competition. Amazon isn't one of their major problems. USPS is doing a decent job existing with UPS, Fed Ex and Amazon's influence at the moment. I feel like I am talking to Debbie Downer here. What is it you want exactly? Do you want Amazon to be put out of business? Are you arguing that you should automatically be provided a job? You don't need to have an education, or a car and the job that is to be provided to you, without any obligation on your part to move to where better paying jobs are, should pay more than the current job pays because you used to have a job that paid more? We aren't currently in an economy where there is massive unemployment. We aren't in an economy where there are no decent paying or even very good paying jobs. We are in an economy where there is a bigger gap between haves and have nots than there was in the recent past. That's legitimate to think about. It's also legitimate to do something about it other than waiting for high paying jobs to come to the lesser educated people unwilling to move to areas where the jobs are and who aren't willing to get more education or whatever is needed to get the job that you want. It seems you are arguing that people who have earned money, saved money, passed it down to their children, is the major concern for you. It's not a concern that people need to do anything to adjust to changing conditions just like everyone else in the world has had to do from time immemorial. That's just not realistic. It is realistic to want a system that is more to your liking. That's fair. It's more important to do something about ones personal situation whether society is organized in the best way for you or not. Most people are pretty well off by most historical standards. The picture I see being painted is that everyone is either "rich" or "poor" and if they are "richer than you" they owe you something. If everyone votes for higher taxes and if you can get undue corporate influence out of politics then voting will get a better safety net. It's not going to bring back jobs that automation has taken away. It's not going to bring back jobs are just aren't in demand anymore. You are never again going to see large numbers of people supporting a family of 5 with one wage earner working at the local t-shirt weaving factory. Part of the population is going to continue to require a higher education and the other part is going to require additional "technical or vocational" education, maybe more like the model in Germany. What is your solution and what exactly is your "demand" that isn't being met?