The 50s are back that way. This country can't and won't return to them. Sorry, but that's how the market works.
A young person in the 21st century finds much greater success in creating non-manufacturing companies. Period. I'm not an economist, so I don't know why that happens to be the case, but it is. It likely has to do with cheaper labor elsewhere.
And get off your high horse for ****'s sake. I don't hate old people, and I'm not disrespecting their contributions they made to this country. I just hate the ones like you who bitch all the time about how younger generations are running the country into the ground. If you possessed any self-knowledge at all you would realize that the older generation was saying that about you when YOU were young. History tends to repeat itself, so just shut the **** up, please. Hard back-breaking labor jobs for people in their 20s don't happen anymore, but that doesn't mean young people don't work hard or don't know what self-reliance is.
What worked for you back in the time of the dinosaurs probably isn't the right solution for a large majority of people these days. Quit pretending like you know what's right.