David Lindsay Thank you Charles Blow for an extraordinary essay. Not only is it spot on, it has numerous facts that are new to this reader and probably to many. I am referring especially to your focus on the statistics for the number of job seekers in the world versus the number of jobs. It is a relief that you finally mention climate change. My only improvement to your piece would be to have pointed out that others, such as Tom Friedman, have written that it was a serious drought, almost certainly exacerbated by climate change, that contributed directly to the uprising in Syria and that conflagration. I propose a new national tax on all businesses to fund a national jobs program for all Americans, especially young people, that goes up when unemployment rises, and goes down, to zero, as the real national unemployment rate reaches 4 or 5 per cent. We are at risk of losing a whole generation of workers, some of whom will become future terrorists out of pure frustration. Unfortunately, with such a program, we would have to secure our borders from all illegal immigration. It’s about our marbles.