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the middle class

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Marketplace on public radio happens to be one of favorite shows. It is something that on some days makes me leave work at 6:30 just so that I can catch it on my way back home in the car. It has also made me believe it or not drive to work sometimes when there were reasons I should have worked from home. But I digress. This morning, in the morning edition of the program, i heard this story of middle class plight here. The lady is commenting on the changes in her income and expense over the past 20 years http://marketplace.publicradio.org/shows/2006/10/31/AM200610312.html?refid=0
most emotions that one would go through after listening to this story are – anger or some such to a certain degree followed by can this happen to me? I started thinking about what might have caused this? And the answers are clear. This is a capitalist economy, one that rewards adequately for innovation and punishes for not keeping up as well. social good is a by-product. I believe in that. Limited resources are being consumed and so are getting more expensive. You cannot expect them to cost the same or lesser in 20 years. Real wages cannot remain the same for similar jobs unless it is artificially kept at those levels through some kind of a regulatory mechanism. This country stands where it does because people here realize and understand those things better than others and adapt themselves. What is different about the change that has happened in the past few years is globalization, which has accelerated this change and being able to adapt to this pace of change and use it to advantage would be the ultimate test.

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October 31, 2006 at 1:19 pm

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on the origins of this blog by means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life

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Vinit Srivastava, 2006

ok. that was a little too much. this blog will not match the masterpiece in its significance and symbolism. it is just a means to present certain snippets from what i see and read and have some feelings about. information “naturally selected” by me would be presented. its about fair and its about time.

i begin with a justification of the blog’s address. it is always difficult to come up with an all encompassing symbol or title of your ramblings. i thought it would be fitting to search for the worthless word of the day and lo and behold, google delivered –

the worthless word for the day is: internesia
[blend of internet + amnesia] informal: the inability to remember either the location of or information contained on a web site

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October 19, 2006 at 10:08 pm

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