18% internet access? Oh wow, okay, that's really bad.
But 73% has a.. car? I don't have a car! 97% television? Priorities? More people have TWO televisions than have a PC?
Okay, I admit I am astonished by this graph. I knew it was bad, but I didn't know it was that
That's the same stat that jumped out at me - really?!? Admittedly, this is from 2003 and 2005, but still - 18% with Internet access at home? If you were growing up in a house without Internet access, you'd likely be at a huge disadvantage to your Internet-enabled peers. No Wikipedia for most poor children!
Oh, and televisions are basically free here in the US, $10 at any thrift store, and great entertainment compared to staring at a wall if you don't have Internet access.
The situation about the jobs and bad wages... well, duh, the labor market has been kicked out of equilibrium and nobody fixes it! The correct solution is to go the OPPOSITE direction first: facilitate for companies to create jobs at massive profit margins, then let the market compete for the workers to bring wages back up.
There you have it, a solution to an enormous global problem, and everybody ignores it. Might be due to the bad education.
The last graph in this series says it all: wages as a percentage of the economy is at an all-time low in the US:http://www.businessinsider.com/what-wall-street-protesters-are-so-angry-about-2011-10?op=1