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Some Are More Equal Than Others

“The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.” Anatole France

Echidne does a nice job on the reality of Income Inequality in the United States.

When people start talking about “it’s all related to education,” I’m reminded of all of the senior computer people I know who were replaced by H-1Bs because they “cost too much.” Their degrees and experience mean nothing to the bean counters and the MBAs making these decisions. Senior people might start using their vacation time, might need to use their health insurance, might actually retire from the company, so they get thrown aside. These are people who did it right, got the education in a field that needs people, and worked successfully in that field until Wall Street decided that costs had to be cut.

What lesson does this teach the children of these professionals? It teaches them to screw the company before the company screws them.


1 Michael { 12.11.07 at 2:42 am }

We don’t need corporations.

2 andante { 12.11.07 at 2:09 pm }

Apparently we need to teach our children to say “Do you want fries with that?” or “Paper or plastic?”.

3 Bryan { 12.11.07 at 2:33 pm }

The number of people I know with doctorates and master degrees in technology is absurd. They can’t get a good job because they are over forty. Apparently the thought of someone who can actually create something making a living wage scares MBAs.

4 hipparchia { 12.11.07 at 7:45 pm }

it doesn’t even matter whether you create something or just take up space. anybody [other than themselves] making a living wage gives them hives.

5 Bryan { 12.11.07 at 10:20 pm }

Whatever anyone else has, they want it. The smell of the greed is putrid.