ryan198 wrote:What about empathy, or understanding of the near-caste system we have here in the United States.
Empathy I can get on board with. I certainly empathize with Wal-Mart workers. That's why I don't shop at Wal-Mart. That's why I deliberately sought two employees from there.
Yes a few poor can make it out, but our class system has never been so strong as it is today, and that's messed up.
This is certainly not true. Our class system is much less strong that it was 150 years ago and 100 years ago and 50 years ago. We have much work to do, but to pretend that 2006 is the strongest point of the American class system is silly. Furthermore, don't you understand that it's laws like this, targetting a subset of the whole, that extend from the logic of classes as castes???