Right now a story idea is simmering in the back of my mind. I don’t have many details yet, and I don’t plan to start the book for a few years because I want to finish my current project first…but if I don’t explore the newest edition to the List of Random Story Ideas, my head will explode. Everyone is always complaining about the “big guys” making tons of moola, and the battles will continue until a new system for wages is breached. Then, of course, people will find different things to complain about, and the process will start all over again. In the future, say the government came up with a tiered system for income. On the bottom of the pyramid would be the jobs that don’t require any form of education: waitressing, working at a department/grocery store, mowing lawns…basically anything that a highschooler could do. For every year someone would attend college/the military, so much money would be added onto his/her salary. Doctors, actors, teachers, and business owners would all make the same per hour. However, how many hours a week someone worked would be his/her choice; thus, the harder workers would earn more money. Like I said, the idea is rough around the edges, and I’m still exploring it. In fact, I’m not even sure if I’ll use it. But do any of you have thoughts about this? What are some problems that could arise because of everyone having the same wages? Any benefits to the system? Basically, anything would help me at this point…so babble away.