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The2ndWheel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-26-06 10:02 AM
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11. What isn't part of our society?
"Resentment and envy are not normal characteristics of our society;"

What? He is talking about America, yes?

"we usually don't care how much the other guy makes as long as we feel we're getting a fair shake."

And as that shake endlessly grows, we can't stop caring.

"The economy is going great guns-thanks to globalization, continued technology advancements, and improved productivity-but the middle class and working families just don't feel they are getting ahead, despite the fact that they're working very hard."

Get ahead of what by the way? By definition, the middle class is always chasing the wealthy class, so they can't get ahead of anything.

Why aren't they "getting ahead"? Globalization, technological advancement, and productivity. Golly gee, what a tangled web. All three of those aspects make people less and less valuable. Most of us are useless and in the way.
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