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mbperrin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-09-03 06:54 PM
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36. Thanks for the correct comment!
I read it front to back and found just what you did - an accurate accounting of what it's like to work full time on minimum wage and still not have a decent standard of living!

It is quite nutty to claim any bias here at all.

And I should know - I was sleeping on a friend's couch ten years ago after starting all over again! Thank God for $50k in student loans - 2 degrees later, we're comfortable - not rich, but enough.

Her comments on WalMart matched what I find true of most retailers - they want you busy all the time, and there's always a mess to neaten up somewhere. And they really don't want you to do anything but what they tell you to do.

Maybe the little darlings will get a job at WalMart or Target or Taco Bell or you name it - it might just open their prissy little eyes!
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  - What next!!  SCDem   Jul-09-03 07:56 AM   #1 
  - BTW  OhMyGod   Jul-09-03 08:03 AM   #4 
  - sigh.  orangepeel68   Jul-09-03 08:01 AM   #2 
  - You should read Wealth of Nations again  justicebuilder   Jul-09-03 09:16 AM   #11 
     - you're right. I should.  orangepeel68   Jul-09-03 10:47 AM   #15 
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  - Modern "university" = expensive trade school  OldSoldier   Jul-09-03 11:31 AM   #23 
  - Perhaps those students  oneighty   Jul-09-03 09:34 AM   #12 
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  - Ummm.... I read the book, and I failed to find  Mithras61   Jul-09-03 10:53 AM   #18 
  - Thanks for the correct comment!  mbperrin   Jul-09-03 06:54 PM   #36 
  - All books have the bias of the author.  Nambe   Jul-09-03 10:58 AM   #19 
  - or, dispute the author's points in the CLASS DISCUSSION!  orangepeel68   Jul-09-03 11:13 AM   #21 
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