[lit-ideas] Re: Didn't I tell you so?

  • From: "Andreas Ramos" <andreas@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 23:47:04 -0700

Irene writes

Put it this way, no child of the rich has ever been tracked into being an electrician.

Actually, it's worse. In the debate over the "Death Tax" (the GOP's absurd name for the inheritance tax), a study pointed out that it's difficult for families to keep wealth in the family. Usually, by the third generation, the money has been squandered and the family is back to where it started.

So perhaps few children of the rich are electricians, but many grandchildren of the rich can't even aspire to be electricians.

Irene makes a mistake in thinking that electricians are some sort of low-level job. She hasn't paid any lately. Electricians earn solid incomes.

And it's a career with a future; electrical installation can't be offshored to China, whereas loser professions such as attorneys, professors, doctors, and similar are easily offshored.


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