“Such work arrangements foster a political landscape rife with hatred and resentment. Those struggling and without work resent the employed. The employed are encouraged to resent the poor and unemployed, who they are constantly told armed scrounges and freeloaders. Those trapped in bullshit jobs resent the workers who get to do real productive or beneficial labor, and those who do real productive or beneficial labor, underpaid, degraded, and unappreciated, increasingly resent …
… those who they’d see as monopolizing those few jobs where one can live well while doing something useful, high-minded, or glamorous—who they refer to as ‘the liberal elite.’ All are united in their loathing for the political class, who they see (correctly) as corrupt, but the political class, in turn, finds these other forms of vacuous hatred extremely convenient, since they destruct attention from themselves.”
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ple was one carried out by the New Economic Foundation in the haa
Kingdom, whose authors applied a method called “Social Return on
Investment Analysis” to examine six Tepresentative occupations, three
high-income, three low. Here's a summary of the results: F
* city banker - yearly salary c. £5 million - estimated £7 of social
value destroyed for every £1 earned;
¢ advertising executive — yearly salary c. £500,000, estimated £11.50
of social value destroyed per £1 paid;
¢ tax accountant — yearly salary c. £125,000, estimated £11.20 of so-
cial value destroyed per £1 paid;
hospital cleaner - yearly income c. £13,000 (£6.26 per hour), esti-
mated £10 of social value generated per £1 paid;
recycling worker - yearly income c. £12,500 (£6.10 per hour) -
estimated £12 in social value generated per £1 paid;
nursery worker — salary c. £11,500 - estimated £7 in social value
generated per £1 paid.”
Gosh, I like seeing jobs with positive externalities compared to those with negative ones. I don't know, it helps to see how much good is done for so (criminally) little.
So thanks for sharing.
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