Thursday, January 29, 2009

Apex Predator Starvation

I was helping the kids with their biology homework and their lesson was on the health of ecosystems. One of the important points that was made was that you can see how the apex predators are doing to understand the health of the whole system. This is like saying if the sharks are starving, that means the fish aint doing well. If the sharks are eating each other, then you know things are bad.

So, I thought, lets look at our economic ecosystem and sure enough, the apex predators are starting to hurt. is keeping a tally of all the big lawfirm lawoffs that are occurring right now. It also mentions how some firms are not giving raises to their first year associates (who make $180,000/year). (Pediatricians with 7 more years of education get about 80K!)

I just wish the apex predators were not dying off because of the economy but because the fish were better armed. In the mean time I cant wait until they feast on each other!


SnowLite said...
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SeaSpray said...

Hi Throckmorton - I like your analogy! :)