Link: Parables of the Present

I was somewhat startled by the deployment of a parable in a discussion on [Quora][]. Wolfgang Mieder has long studied a wide variety of proverbs and proverbial usage, but this parable made me wonder more clearly about the kinds of analogies, especially narrative analogies, that are used in a variety of public discourses.

[Quora]: http://www.quora.com/What-kind-of-jobs-do-the-software-engineers-who-earn-500k-per-year-do

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