Firemen, teachers, policemen, legal aid lawyers, journalists, political advisors, aid workers, prosecutors, people who work with street kids or the elderly, military personnel, ambos, policy specialists, lecturers...
...because they don't, unless they are in very senior positions, earn more than $60,000.
This according to the Fella Filter , invented by a stupendously cool KPMG demographer called Bernard. Other men deemed unfit for eligibility include those over 34 (which is about where most men I know start really thinking about settling down) and those with kids.
What bugs me about this isn't that some accountant's lackey would come up with a test that manages, incredibly, to paint tightwads with no social skills as the country's repository of eligible hunks, but that the media reproduces this crap as if it's rational hard fact.
Is no-one in our half-baked press switched-on enough to reach the most logical conclusion here - that so many accountants are single for a reason, and it's not a compliment to accountants?
And yes I am slightly offended on behalf of all those males who choose to do more than jam wads of cash together for a living.
A new New Deal? - I’ll be talking to the Fabian Society in Melbourne on Wednesday night, looking at the failure of neoliberalism and options for a new “New Deal”.
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