I got this kind of question this week after a lecture on Sustainable Tourism. I had raised the point that changing demographics in our future, where besides getting older, the divide between the "haves" and "havenots" is getting bigger. I tried to suggest the need for a living wage for workers.
The MBA student asked how can we afford this in the poor economy.
I answered that it is an investment in the future.
Maybe, I should have suggested that he watch "Wall Street".