Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Deep In The Heart
Bikes: Seven Ti Tandem, Blue T12 tri bike, 92 Paramount, 93 Schwinn Mesa MTB, Soma Saga
When I was a kid up on the south plains of Texas the standard job for under 15 was "choppin cotton", and we tended to work in packs of maybe three to six boys for the summer. My family weren't farmers but lots of others were and there was always some work to be had. Sometimes the farmer would feed the lot of us at lunch, then we'd go out to a playa lake, 18 inches deep and 20 acres wide, choose up sides and have a mud fight to cool off. After the mud fight it was off to cattle trough to wash up and then back to work.
Most economic fallacies derive from the tendency to assume that there is a fixed pie, that one party can gain only at the expense of another.....Milton Friedman