11 thoughts on “A Limerick A Day

  1. chris

    Isn’t this a question of expectation and effort?
    As Billy Joel says in Allentown:
    “Every child had a pretty good shot, to get at least as good as his old man got”
    Expectation: In areas like D17, there are plenty of instances of 3rd generation unemployed, and a culture of not expecting or wanting to work. Yes, there are exceptions, but I work with SVP in the area and I know this to be true.
    Expectation: In D6, we have a high proportion of professionals, and there is an expectation on the kids to perform.
    Effort: I married a farmer’s daughter. She and her siblings worked damn hard to succeed, as the farm would only give a living to one child. College was the way to a decent living.

  2. CousinJack

    Something to keep them busy waiting for da to retire/die so they can get their hands on the 60 acres of bogland and associated massive subsides for ineffecient/ineffectual agriculture.
    Factor of 10 to many farms on this island

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