送交者: true 于 2005-8-13, 22:27:22:
I don't agree with Xue Yong on most issues. But this time, I think he is right.
70% of my colleagues in China own a car. They are working for a big PC company. They are not "靠官商勾结胡作非为挣来的".
My brother bought a car last year. He is not a rich man, but a factory worker with RMB 3,000 income per month. I tried to convince him not to buy a car, but he said most of his friends had cars, so he had to buy one, otherwise he will lose face.
In China nothing is bigger than "losing face". That's one of the reasons why people in China are not frugal, even they are spending their own money.
Last, I don't think 方舟子看不上薛涌 is because "薛博士都耶鲁大学博士候选人了，还不知道人家节俭，是因为人家烧的是自己的油，人家当官的不敢浪费，是因为有选民盯着呢，看谁敢多吃多占？！".