From: Mxsmanic on
Dave Frightens Me writes:

> In context you could only have meant valuable=paid more, unless you
> were playing word games.

Just as Doctors without Borders could only have meant an organization,
and not the people within it.

I don't need to play word games, but if I'm drawn into one, I win.

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From: Mxsmanic on
David Horne, _the_ chancellor of the royal duchy of city south and
deansgate writes:

> They don't. Next question.

Yes, they do. Real estate is a very good way to make lots of money,
thanks to the business model to which most real-estate agents adhere.

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From: Stanislas de Kertanguy on
Mxsmanic a formul la demande :
> Stanislas de Kertanguy writes:
>
>> The words "free" and "market" come to mind.
>
> A free market exists for doctors, teachers, and basketball players
> alike, in the United States.

Don't play word games, that's not the problem. I know that the free
market exists, and precisely this free market leads to way higher
salaries for famous sportsmen than for the hospital surgeon. Indeed the
surgeon's contribution to society is higher ; however, that doesn't
matter for the free market.

I do not condone the free market and its excesses, either. I'm just
explaining you why Zidane makes in a match what I make in several years :
he is more important for the market.

> Why do real-estate agents make so much more than plumbers?

In the case of real-estate agents, you may want to consider much more
additional elements : the banks, interest rates, debt rate etc ...

However, qualified plumbers actually make a very decent living, at
least in France. More than a teacher.

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From: Stanislas de Kertanguy on
Mxsmanic a formul ce Wednesday :
> Dave Frightens Me writes:
>
>> In context you could only have meant valuable=paid more, unless you
>> were playing word games.
>
> Just as Doctors without Borders could only have meant an organization,
> and not the people within it.
>
> I don't need to play word games, but if I'm drawn into one, I win.

I fear not. I'm still waiting for the name of the OS used into
injection calculators, and why these don't need antivirus.

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From: barney2 on
In article <nkb1d21fmpr24d90e3eshtd47sscci9rss(a)4ax.com>,
mxsmanic(a)gmail.com (Mxsmanic) wrote:

> *From:* Mxsmanic <mxsmanic(a)gmail.com>
> *Date:* Wed, 02 Aug 2006 15:55:03 +0200
>
> David Horne, _the_ chancellor of the royal duchy of city south and
> deansgate writes:
>
> > They don't. Next question.
>
> Yes, they do. Real estate is a very good way to make lots of money,
> thanks to the business model to which most real-estate agents adhere.

It may well vary between countries, but in Britain a busy self-employed
plumber will make considerably more than a junior negotiator at an estate
agency. Of course, some estate agents make more than some plumbers, too.