I have always been a huge proponent of "continuous learning," which is the process of constantly learning, improving, innovating, and adapting. This is especially critical in fast cycle markets, where products and processes are changing rapidly. In this environment, the only way to compete is to constantly seek ways to improve. I argue that life works much the same.
The earth has become a fast cycle market, and those who continue to learn and adapt will be those who compete in the changing landscape of the 21st century. There is already a growing gap between "Haves" and "Have-Nots" regarding wealth distribution in this country. The gap will continue to widen, and the wealthy will continue to control lawmakers while seeking legislation to benefit themselves.
The only way to fight back is for the "Have-Nots" to realize the importance of education and continuous learning. There are many programs available to help with tuition costs, etc. However, if nobody takes action, the wealthy will continue to control the country.