Is it fair to say that one profession or product is more honorable or prestigious than another?
At first blush, it might be hard to argue against the common opinion that the eye surgeon creates more value than a hamburger cook. After all, eye surgeons likely receive way more money for their services than cooks. Does that make the job of the surgeon more honorable, more prestigious, more worthy of respect than that of the cook?
If indeed it does, then the mass of people living in the economy who are not surgeons, but are auto mechanics, truck drivers, gardeners, cashiers at the local hardware store, and cooks may feel a lack of self-respect at some level.
And, if this be true,...
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