Monday, 18 March 2013

Very Short Mondays: Another Industrial Revolution

First came the discovery that unborn children begin learning language before they leave the womb.

Before long, midwives and pregnant mothers were developing innovative new ways of explaining complex industrial processes to their progeny-to-be.

And finally came the mineral supplements, compulsorily prescribed on the NHS.

Soon every child was born with a silver spoon in its mouth.

Far from eradicating poverty, however, this new practice had a devastating impact on the value of silver, and on the cutlery industry in particular.

No one felt this more keenly than the four and a half thousand workers who lost their jobs at a plant in Sheffield.


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This story came about after a someone I was talking to on Twitter made a tongue-in-cheek comment about some children "choosing" to be born to rich parents.  I took it a few steps further.

Link of the Day: Dirt Poster

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