Once upon a time in the Valley of Heart's Delight, later known
as the Silicon Valley, there lived many unionized workers, who
worked at orchards and electronic manufacturing plants. On the
end of this valley was a highly respected institution called Stanford
University, known for their advanced scientific research.
Workers in the Valley
You are Stanford graduate students and faculty. You have a lot of new
ideas and you study hard in the academic environment.
You live in what is called the Valley of Heart's Delight, known nationally
for its rich natural resources. It is the most productive orchard
fruit-crop region in the country.
You are known as being very smart and capable, but have not been given
much support to follow your innovative work.
Many of you work at the canneries, orchards, and few at electronics production.
Most of your jobs are union, the Teamsters represent many of you
in the agricultural sector, and various unions represent most of
the electronics companies. You earn enough to save for things that
are important to you.
You do not have enough seed capital to pursue the research and development
you hope for.
Your savings has allowed you to put down payment for a home, as well
as a car.