07 January, 2015

Military service is America's great equalizer - LA Times

Military service is America's great equalizer - LA Times:

With decreased exposure to opposing political views, tolerance
shrinks. A once fluid and freewheeling American society is petrifying as
opportunity evaporates and people exist in political echo chambers of
their own creation. While the government searches for policies to
staunch the middle class' decline and to rebuild trust among Americans,
the solution may be simpler: foster and incentivize increased military

military is perhaps America's last bastion of social and economic
equality. The salaries of those at the top are much closer to those at
the bottom, relative to the corporate world. Senior officers live on the
same bases — in the same communities — as junior enlisted personnel,
and their children go to school together.