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#1 To a large degree this has been occuring at least in the minds of some people. The so called "working slobs" that did not go to college (or the "right" college) and earn at least a masters degree (pretty soon with degree inflation a BS or BA will qualify you as aworking stiff)deserve little or no respect let alone a chance at a better life no matter how hard they work or how skilled they are. This type of person should remember the Judge's advice to Danny. "the world needs ditch diggers too"
Posted by Cheaderhead 2013-02-23 10:13||
#2 My solution -- and I think Dave Barry originally proposed this --would be to have a waitress named Helen or a truck driver named Butch on every federal board, with veto power over all spending initiatives.
Chairman with Hahvahd PhD: "So we are in agreement to spend $150 million of public money researching the mating habits of the left-handed sea slug?"
Helen and Butch: "Bullshit we are!"
Posted by Matt 2013-02-23 10:18||
#3 What the 'Mandarins' fail to grasp is that China runs in cycles; Consolidation, Centralization, Expansion, Corruption, Disintegration, Regionalization, - rinse and repeat. Han, T'ang, Song, Yuan(Mongols), Ming, Manchu(Qing). Of course they have no need of real history [ie human behavior] cause they're so modern, but is of note that a lot of the bureaucrats don't quite make it (alive) into the next era.
Posted by Procopius2k 2013-02-23 12:22||
#4 P2K: sounds like a prediction for the USA. Got to figure out how to move NH to TX.
Posted by KBK 2013-02-23 19:06||