Stoller: Thanks for the anecdotal observation. Nonetheless the statistics remain: only 25% of all American jobs require any education over a high school level; only 23% of Americans receive a B.A. or better.
Sources: Business Week, 1 September 1997, p. 67; Statistical Abstract of the United States 1996, table 243, p. 160.
: Don: So your point is that the American work force is well matched in education to the jobs that are available?
YES. Skilled work is RATIONED to a MINORITY.
: : On the other hand, we don't get to hear too many anecdotes from the poor and uneducated; in the case of Mcspotlight, one reaso is that only 25% of the American population own computers.
: Don: Uh, I know Lot's of poor people with computers.
My source: Statistical Abstract of the United States 1998, table 916, p. 573.
Maybe 50 people?
Stoller : On the other hand, anecdotal observations are FUN because they are so unverifiable and EMOTIONAL.
Don: No. They are fun when they shoot down socialist ideas. I made it, and so can anyone else who tries.
Get it straight, dude. Anecdotes are WORTHLESS.