The thread for anything you find interesting that doesn't really fit in another thread or category but you don't think warrants it's own topic.
Quote system screwed up for me. Last posts were a discussion about upward mobility:
Hurlshot: Now you are just being silly. Your default seems to be "**** you're not below the poverty line, what the **** do you know?"
Orogun: I wouldn't say it so rudely to you, after all we are all friends here. But you're right, I will say that I'm aware that is not impossible for low class to start a business but I always draw a blank when I try to think how they did it. My guess is that they had the connections beforehand and wasn't as big of a risk for them to take loans.
Hurlshot: I would agree with you there, connections are important. However most communities have those types of connections available to those with the drive and personality to pursue them. Clearly there are more risks and obstacles the farther down the ladder you are, but it does happen. I would say it is very possible to at least climb into that middle class you were dismissive of.
Eh, I grew up seriously straddling that poverty line and I'm kinda with Orogun. It's possible to get out, but even hard work and smart thinking is sometimes not enough to do that. People who get out generally have help from a connection and otherwise it's an uphill struggle.