Sao Paulo’s Servant Problem

From Intelligent Life:

Still, São Paulo is a great place to be seeing out the global recession. Brazil’s economy is booming, and much of the benefit is being experienced lower down the income scale. My boss, Mike Reid, the editor of The Economist’s Americas section, who lived in São Paulo in the late 1990s, says that better diet and greater self-esteem mean that poor Brazilians stand noticeably taller now. One private-equity dealmaker told me his family’s maid and nanny have both started to sell cosmetics door-to-door in the evenings. He doesn’t think either will still be with him in six months. To hear a Paulistano complaining that you can’t get a good maid these days is to be reminded of Bertie Wooster’s constant fear that one of his friends would poach Jeeves. São Paulo is in the throes of a full-blown Servant Problem, and I feel privileged to witness it.

via BEING THERE: SÃO PAULO | More Intelligent Life.

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Comments

  1. J T Costa says:

    It's touching to see that some of the world's best minds care about the Sao Paulo Servant Problem. Even if the analysis is based on anecdotal data that even by journalistic standards is ridiculously poor.

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