posted on Jul, 22 2018 @ 07:30 PM
originally posted by: Aazadan
originally posted by: face23785
You're not factoring in cost of living. California is one of the worst states when it comes to the actual value of a dollar. You make more money, but
everything costs so much more it completely offsets it and then some.
Take a look.
Also, a typical college educated job is "ivory tower" to you?
How far the money goes isn't what's important when you're talking about income inequality.
And yes, I've been told hundreds of times by people on this website that college = ivory tower.
Cost of living is important when you're comparing what people make in one state to what they make in another state, no matter how you spin it.
Either way, you know an average college-educated job is not an "ivory tower" job, despite your cheap retreat to "well other people here say that".
Compared to billionaires, lower class workers in Cali are making peanuts, without even getting into the fact Cali has one of the
highest homeless rates in the nation.
Income inequality is alive and well there.
So, even though my first post this page
was sarcastic, it's true. Cali is
a prime example of how liberal economic policies don't fix all the problems they claim to. If anything they exacerbate them. Sure, you might make a
lot of money, but at the expense of higher proportions of your peers being out of work, plus the value of your dollar being disproportionately low, so
you can be making what would be a good wage almost anywhere else in the country and actually be considered poor.
That sucks man.