"The most famous dysfunctional family of 1990s television enjoyed, by
today’s standards, an almost dreamily secure existence that now seems
out of reach for all too many Americans. I refer, of course, to the
Simpsons. Homer, a high-school graduate whose union job at the
nuclear-power plant required little technical skill, supported a family
of five. A home, a car, food, regular doctor’s appointments, and enough
left over for plenty of beer at the local bar were all attainable on a
single working-class salary. Bart might have had to find $1,000 for the
family to go to England, but he didn’t have to worry that his parents
would lose their home."
Via Frederick Wilson II.
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Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics