In a message dated 7/24/01 8:49:46 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
firstname.lastname@example.org writes: But the statistics I've read for Argentina
show a continued increase in income concentration on behalf of the 10% or so
of the population that forms the upper class.
Is it okay to address you as Carlos or do you prefer "C" as you sign
yourself that way?
Please allow me to nit pick or quibble with your conclusions. I
believe if you read The Bell Curve by Herrnstein and Murray you will find out
they contend that another force is at play. Our world wide economy is
increasingly high tech and pays a premium for excellence and intelligence. I
think you will find much the same conclusions in The Lexus and the Olive Tree
although the author may lean more toward excellence that intelligence. In
addition, Richard Epstein the Dean of the University of Chicago's School of
Law argues that we must simplify the law so the underclass can once again
under stand the law and take their position in society knowing they are both
fitting in and being respected. Perhaps I under simplify but as this is a
discussion I am sure someone will straighten me out if I am wrong -- and I
will be thankful.
But none of the above is intended to contradict what you are saying.
Rather I am saying that if you are right then the poor are getting it from
both ends of the stick.
The practical difference between us is that I will argue that we have
to be aware of both forces if we wish to improve the situation.
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