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Dept. Of Like, We Know Already


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DEPT. OF LIKE, WE KNOW ALREADY

Kudos to your editors; they're very clever. In Readers Report, Labor Secretary Robert Reich extols the virtues of "well-paying jobs for workers with a high level of education and training" ("On Jobs and work: Robert Reich replies," Nov. 21). In Economic Trends, we are blessed with the new knowledge that overweight women don't get paid as much as their thinner sisters and that short men don't get paid as well as their taller brethren ("Too much fudge in job numbers?"). So what do we do with this newfound knowledge? Liposuction or the rack? And somebody paid for that research. My thanks for a terrific juxtaposition.

James Axtell

Des Moines, Wash.


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