Sprague Word

The future and more from Richard Sprague

Posted by sprague on February 2, 2012

In 1960, income inequality would have separated you from the construction worker… but remarkably little cultural inequality. You lived a more expensive life, but not a much different life. Your kitchen was bigger, but you didn’t use it to prepare yogurt and muesli for breakfast. Your television screen was bigger, but you and the construction worker watched a lot of the same shows (you didn’t have much choice). Your house might have had a den that the construction worker’s lacked, but it had no StairMaster or lap pool, nor any gadget to monitor your percentage of body fat. You both drank Bud, Miller, Schlitz or Pabst, and the phrase “boutique beer” never crossed your lips.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204301404577170733817181646.html

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