Letters to the Editor

Tattoos and status

Peter R. Orszag’s Oct. 11 Other Views article, A tattoo speaks volumes about the U.S. economy, is filled with laughably outdated information and ideas.

You cannot write about popular culture and include 10-year-old information.

Many of the people who have tattoos these days are educated, employed professionals. We contribute to the economy and the community.

If you look on our office walls you will find we, too, have college degrees.

Unlike Orszag, I don’t believe tattoos have anything to do with Americans’ sense of opportunity. A tattoo is a piece of artwork, perhaps with a little rebellion mixed in.

His article reminds me why libraries and colleges are so important: to ensure that future journalists know how to use research and data accurately.

Samantha Haber, Miami Lakes

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