Friday, May 28, 2010

Get back to work.

I am now reading Niall Ferguson's "The Ascent of Money, A Financial History of the World." A book that primarily outlines the progress the world's made because, as my mother would have said, "our collective eyes are bigger than our collective stomachs."

In other words, because as a species we always want more, we are always finagling a way to get it. The big wigs, the money men, most often construct ways so that they benefit from the labors of many. Chances are right now you're wearing clothing made by people who earned 30 cents/hour making it. That's the way of the world.

So get back to work.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's an OK book. No big surprises. No real insights. And I've just been offered a freelance job for 30 cents an hour. If you put in 12 hour days, that can add up.