union member


A union member is like an indentured servant

a: A union member ~
b: an indentured servant

What: "A union member is like an indentured servant." This is a really weak analogy. The linked article describes how manditory union dues are a form of forced assocation, which is un democratic. The association is weak. Indentured servants are paying off debt to become free. Union members are forced to pay dues to be represented. There's a big difference, in principle.

Writer: Buzz Hargrove
Date: Aug 2 2011 12:53 PM

Green Venn Diagram

METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.