[Lb1] Adam Ozimek argues in favor of subsidizing working. Ideologically I prefer basic income, but my experience tells me job guarantees are better when and if the time comes.
[Lb2] Not bad work if you can get it, in part because of how hard it is to lose it.
[Lb3] How American corporations smack down worker interests.
[Lb4] I hope they at least give these permits a cool name like, I don’t know, “medallion” or something.
[Lb5] Maya Salam wants women to stop volunteering to do housework at work.
[Lb6] I know this is ultimately a good thing because reliance on human labor has lead to a lot of inefficiencies in the industry and it’s easier to move things to West Dakota and West Texas than people, but it still makes me nervous even more than most automation stories because of my fondness for boomtowns.
[Lb7] For people hiring, things are just tough all over.
[Lb8] It turns out, if they’re doing work you gotta pay your employees, even if you’re Starbucks. I’m find with some flexibility in theory but in practice I’ve seen it too effortlessly abused.
[Lb9] Unemployment keeps going down but there’s still more down to go.
Evidence that a key boss function is to be prestigious, so workers can submit w/o shame. "While higher perceived peer salary decreases effort, output, and retention, higher perceived manager salary has a positive effect on those same outcomes." https://t.co/M5ixjoX8yX
— Robin Hanson (@robinhanson) July 23, 2018