Sunday, February 29, 2004

If I were a rich man...

This is how i would like to fly the friendly skies.

in another, unrelated issue, how many people out there seriously consider tax breaks and the costs of having a maid in their decision to have a first/second/third/fifteenth child? seriously, i'm curious. obviously since i haven't had to face that decision, i don't know what i would consider. and it is extremely logical to consider cost when you are thinking of having a baby, since children are, of course, very expensive. i'm living proof of that. but some little [emotional part of me, that isn't coldly calculating and materialistic], is jumping around asking if having a child is really all about how much money it will cost you in the long run.

UPDATE: another random thought. the arguments that i'm thinking about against free trade are more pertinent to the point of view of the developing nations, right? exploitation of cheap labour, income inequality and the like. the only real argument i can come upwith that the US cares about in any way is the insurmountable manufacturing unemployment. it seems to all come back to that. everything else doesn't seem to matter in the big picture. that's sort of depressing.

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