Economic Viability

Economic Viability

You can't avoid it. The messages, the signs are everywhere. On your television, in your mailbox, on your computer, in your email and found on blogs too! Yep, you guessed it! It is your credit score.

Your credit score is the new black. It is the latest measurement of social and economic viability in the modern world. Your credit score is the new paradigm by which we measure the haves and have nots. Forget terms like upper-class, middle-class, working-class, rich and poor, now you have your credit score to determine where one stands in the heirarchy of social strata.

Surely if you have an excellent credit score the whole world lies at your feet waiting to be explored. And those with poor credit scores have only themselves to blame. Those individuals must lift themselves up by their bootstraps and soldier onward.

And remember, from the homeless to the wealthiest among us the new black has the ability to make everyone look good. Brreeeport


Blogger historymike said...

Interesting parallels between modern consumer credit and the sort of debt peonage that was often practiced in the past.

2/28/2006 4:37 PM  

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