I would encourage AFEErs with similar interests to explore the address
shared by Brian Eggleston. There is some interesting information to be
found. The table Bill Moore provided speaks for itself. Many thanks to
To Bill Dugger: On the cover of the "Nation" section of our local daily
was a story covering the Nobel in economics, with $70 trillion in
derivative securities. Next to that was a color photo of hungry refugees
in Acapulco. I'm sure the irony was missed by the editor! Is there hope?
Can we as educators make a difference? I don't know for sure, but I do
know this. Today we will continue our demographic analysis of the
macroeconomy. Myths have been falling daily. Yesterday, after a first
glance at income distribution, the appology was advanced that "those people
are poor because they chose not to go to college and raise their position."
Today, equipped with the summary graphs and tables I've prepared with
assistance from Bill and Brian, more myths will fall. I strongly suspect
the anger and resentment stirred by yesterday's data analysis will grow and
the question, "why do I view the poor as my enemy?" will arise. Then it
will get real fun!
Daniel A. Underwood