In a odd way this is a result of repressing advanced energy technologies.
If near free-energy tech was released into the public, this would eliminate 98%+ of our energy costs.
That would bring the "cost of living" down significantly, while at the same time the "quality of living" would increase.
This would mean that instead of both parents having to work to support their families, only one would have to work.
This would allow parents to spend time with their kids again. This would increase the literacy rate significantly in my opinion.
It won't cure everything, and it won't be magic. But it will increase our standards in many respects.
Release cheap advanced energy technology to get this show on the road.
Think about it, more than half of what we pay for everything is due to high energy costs. Not just your electric or gas bills. I am talking milk and
bread from the store. Or just a notebook and pencils. These items have to be shipped long distances in many cases and this drives their price up due
to the cost of energy for transportation.
Advanced energy technologies offer the potential to eradicate 98%+ of these wasteful over-expenditures.
At the same time, it's a double whammy. Not only are they holding us back and keeping us working endlessly just to cover the expense of getting to
work (energy cost), this same poverty and wastefulness causes us to fail to educate our children properly due to being at work all day etc.
This causes children to have poor prospects in the economic world, as they slowly degrade into illiteracy.
It becomes a repeating process, and it causes them to go further and further downward in a spiral of self-defeat.
It's like being trapped in a system of slavery where you basically pick your owner and auction yourself off for a really low price. Lower literacy
rates lead us to being stuck in these systems indefinitely.
Advanced energy tech = better prospects for humanity.
And repressing energy tech = staying in a slowly collapsing self-defeating system.