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Old 21-04-2012, 08:35 PM   #671 (permalink)
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Because they've been conditioned to 'know' they are only manual labourers. It's a class system - not unlike the UK's. Sure some Sombat from Issan might be able to work hard, use his wits and do better than his brothers and sisters - and many do. But the reality is that the earning band here - even working for yourself - is going to be 6,000 - 15,000 per month, with most falling into the lower end. So even an undergrad from a 'middle class' Thai-Chinese family can't earn much more than that. Kind of zaps any initiative in'it? Wealth in Thailand is gained through only one avenue - a semi-feudal and corrupt patronage system. The chinkier and more connected you are the better. And everyone in that extended family system knows which side their bread is buttered.
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