Teach a parrot the terms 'supply and demand' and you've got an economist
— Thomas Carlyle, born on this date in 1795
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Portland to vote on taxing companies if CEO earns 100 times more than staff Guardian (martha r). NC featured this idea long ago, in 2011: Doug Smith: The Maximum Wage. Note the proposed enforcement mechanism was different and the maximum was lower: 25x the pay of the lowest-paid worker. To be serious, you’d need to craft it to include the full-time equivalent pay of part-times and the net pay to contract workers
Work (Robota) means everything to us Americans. For centuries – since, say, 1650 – we’ve believed that it builds character (punctuality, initiative, honesty, self-discipline, and so forth). We’ve also believed that the market in labour, where we go to find work, has been relatively efficient in allocating opportunities and incomes. And we’ve believed that, even if it sucks, a job gives meaning, purpose and structure to our everyday lives – at any rate, we’re pretty sure that it gets us out of bed, pays the bills, makes us feel responsible, and keeps us away from daytime TV. Economists believe in full employment. Americans think that work builds character. But what if jobs aren’t working anymore?
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