Why are deindustrialization, computer revolution, and tax revolt important?

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All of these things are important in the world today because they affect the economics and politics of various countries, mostly in the developed world.

Deindustrialization occurs when manufacturing’s share of employment in a country drops dramatically.  This has been very important in the rich world because many rich countries have experienced deindustrialization.  This has happened, for example, in the United States where many manufacturing jobs have been lost to globalization and technological innovation.  Deindustrialization forces economies to change and it can be very hard on people whose skills are suited to the old economy.  It ends up creating a situation where many less-educated manufacturing workers lose their jobs and cannot find good jobs to replace them.

The computer revolution has affected countries’ economies and societies.  This revolution has helped to drive deindustrialization as computerized equipment has replaced human workers.  It has also helped drive globalization because things like the internet and widespread smartphone communication have come about due to the computer revolution.  Society has also changed as much more information has become available and as people have found new ways to communicate with one another.

Finally, tax revolts are an important political phenomenon.  These come about when countries’ citizens decide that they have had enough of high (in their opinions) taxes.  This can put a strain on governments as they have to determine how to provide the services that people want without causing people to initiate tax revolts.

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