Re: Tobacco health tax...
- From: "Alex W." <ingilt@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2007 01:11:25 +0200
"met00" <met00cigar@xxxxxxxxx> schrieb im Newsbeitrag news:53psi.8574$FO1.8436@xxxxxxxxxxx
Ken Dixon wrote:Assuming we are discussing "economic" class, and not the english class system, the dollar figure would vary from region to region. Influenced by the costs of living in said regions. $83 g's may be struggling middle class in L.A. or Manhattan but in Graham, NC you'd be livin in the big house.
As I understand it middle class in general is anyone with an income falling between 30k and 150k, a wide and flexible window to say the least.
This is actually an interesting economist debate. Do we look at income for class or income value as defined by local? For instance, as was pointed out here in another sub-thread, the net income of $83,000/yr in someplace like the Ozarks would be of far different value than that same income in say, Manhattan. While some things don't change, say the cost of an ear of corn, others have far different valuations, say the cost of housing.
Let me throw in another variable into the fray: status as determined by productivity, by value to the economic body politic. If I am a teacher at a community college earning, say, $50K a year, but I train up whole classes of future high-earning stockbrokers -- where am I classed then?
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