My best solution is that we have a tax on the wealthiest to subsidize those that don't have skills that don't allow them to hit pverty level.
We do. It's called the income tax. It's not always a large enough subsidy to bring low-earners up to the poverty line, but someone working full time at minimum wage is eligible for more in benefits than they're paying in taxes.
Then there's the social aspect. Older generations wear watches, and associate pulling out a cellphone to check the time with teenagers and young people. Maybe once they've retired and are replaced by the younger generation a cellphone will be seen as on-par with a wristwatch.
Do not meddle in the affairs of troff, for it is subtle and quick to anger.