“average JoeOhio” Tour: We stumped in Oberlin, Ohio, during Commencement Weekend at Oberlin College. People from across the country were here for the ceremonies. A physician from Chicago told me he’d like to see a move toward a National Health Care System because so much money gets lost in advertising, insurance paper work, extraneous administrative costs… On a tour in 2005, an Auburn University “Healthcare Economist” professor told me these costs add up to almost one-third of healthcare costs in America… Commencement Speaker Connie Schultz, a Pulitzer Prize winning columnist, exhortedd students to make a difference by treating those who much of the society considers “nobodies” (waitresses, car valets, maids…) with more respect. She said this would include tipping better, salutaions of “Sir or ‘Mam,’ and so on. I couldn’t help but think a more apt social justice message for these highly privileged grads would be to exhort them to stridently work to change the system so, say, the migrant worker picking tomatoes is compensated the same as the stock broker pushing paper. Often, privilege merely begets privilege. But to assuage our conscience, we’ll tip better every once in awhile.