Sunday, December 03, 2006
A series of articles in the NY Times looks at how family practitioners and emergency room physicians have also jumped over into the cosmetic treatment business because the money is so much better. The message seems to be that being rich isn't enough anymore -- the rich envy the super rich (as one of the editorial notes, " It’s hard for people flying in coach to have much patience with those in first class bemoaning their lack of a personal jet."). But we do need to worry about the effects on society as a whole when members of the educated elite think they are grossly underpaid. The more they feel as if they are losing ground against their peers, the more likely they are to ditch professions in which the pay is only good — like delivering babies — in favor of less useful careers in which the compensation is off the charts — like eliminating lines from wealthy people’s foreheads.
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