Insighting - not sure about the patience - though having a 13 year old and 7 year old help with that (or try it, maybe...), but DocRoy has some good points - there are some on the left whose posts are worth responding to, others who just start flame wars (there're a lof of flame wars from the right side, too, of course).
DoctorRoy posted something in one of John Ransom's columns that made Mr. Ransom respond with "you're not so liberal" - had to do with DocRoy suggesting that it's a good idea to learn more than one trade, I believe.
Anyway, there're two sides to the competition coin - good companies want good workers, and will treat them well. bad companies might get ahead for awhile, but if they continue to abuse their workers,(cont)