Skills Don’t Pay the Bills

Could it be that capitalism works well until the population of available workers is significantly greater than the number of workers required to produce efficiently?
comment on the new york times by Vanessa Hall from Millersburg, Missouri

Starting over...

The following quote from Joel makes my heart sink: 
the single worst strategic mistake that any software company can make [is] to rewrite the code from scratch 
partly because I am so very much guilty of this habit.