David Brooks: Yes. I was going to say that for the first time in human history, rich people work longer hours than middle class or poor people. How do you construct a rich versus poor narrative when the rich are more industrious?

At work, our floor has baby shit green paint.  On the floors of the administrative types there is creamy eggshell and recessed lights.

The poor clean public toilets that the rich shit in.  The poor sift through the trash of the rich to earn a living.

The rich dig no ditches, build no houses (they contract to people who hire undocumented workers, who they later screw out of duly earned wages).  I could go on.

Wages have lagged against inflation for decades.  In a recession, middle and lower class workers have to work harder and produce more just to keep their jobs.

Jeez.  David Brooks writes for a living.  It’s getting to the point that everyone whose show he is on knows that he will bend over backwards to make his latest stupid point.  But does that put his job at risk?  Does he ever worry?  No.  He’s got them all trained.  And now that they know his trick and point it out, he’s all smug and cheerful.

See, he wins.  You lose.

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One response to “David Brooks: Yes. I was going to say that for the first time in human history, rich people work longer hours than middle class or poor people. How do you construct a rich versus poor narrative when the rich are more industrious?

  1. Like the link in your post I had to read Brooks’ comment twice and still couldn’t believe it.

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