The Latest from Mayberry: Of Pimps, Prostitutes, and Capital

Fifty years from now the socio-economic-political classifications of race, lower income, and middle income will either be erased or severely minimized. In their place there will be two major classes.

One class will be the high income class, where the members of that class have built and leveraged networks through which they exchange highly specialized information and knowledge that add to their wealth.

The second class will be comprised of “pimps and prostitutes.” That class will be made up of everyone else; those left with no choice but to turn their bodies and their “souls” into a commodity.

As an economist, I have no problem with either class. How one chooses to leverage whatever assets they have in order to survive is their business. As a human being who prefers to see the human race pursue a course of enlightenment using reason, intellect, and science, I find the second category personally very disturbing.

About Alton Drew

Alton Drew brings a straight forward and insightful brand of political market intelligence. Alton Drew graduated from the Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in economics and political science (1984); a Master of Public Administration (1993); and a Juris Doctor (1999). You can also follow Alton Drew on Twitter @altondrew.
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One Response to The Latest from Mayberry: Of Pimps, Prostitutes, and Capital

  1. kenski2013 says:

    “As an economist, I have no problem with either class. How one chooses to leverage whatever assets they have in order to survive is their business. As a human being who prefers to see the human race pursue a course of enlightenment using reason, intellect, and science, I find the second category personally very disturbing.”

    So, Alton, any thoughts on how to help this future “lower class” do better, or otherwise equalize this situation?

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