Strategies for accomodating

Posted by / 26-Jul-2020 17:41

If you have a small bladder and don't want to wear a diaper and are unable or unwilling to time your need for bathroom breaks, you might find it hard to perform any job that requires putting on a spacesuit or a flightsuit or a wetsuit or a cleansuit and going through a decontamination or pressurization or cleaning stage as part of entering or leaving the work area.

Some jobs are easier for people with a large bladder and/or good bladder control, and that is okay.

Does any reasonable person believe that forming and joining unions would lift them to first-world incomes and lives? Anderson believes the formation of labor unions played a role in that, but I suspect that an analysis of the timeline, in Britain or elsewhere, would show that labor unions come after the rise in wages.

A more fundamental error, perhaps, is that Anderson implicitly believes that it's possible in principle for all people to work in conditions that are at all times pleasant to them. People are too varied in personality, ability, and inclination to work hard for enforced job security to comport with economic dynamism and productivity growth. Look around any country that still has subsistence-level poverty, such as in India, Bangladesh, etc.

"A more fundamental error, perhaps, is that Anderson implicitly believes that it's possible in principle for all people to work in conditions that are at all times pleasant to them. People are too varied in personality, ability, and inclination to work hard for enforced job security to comport with economic dynamism and productivity growth.

On the contrary, German and other European economies demonstrate that legislated job security is economically and emotionally deadening as a more and more people stay in jobs they're bad at and dislike, rather than look for jobs that are more compatible.

Either they do or do not support her narrative, and that matters - we shouldn't just make up plausible stories and claim to call them evidence without regard to the underlying factual basis. Different people have different skills, abilities, and physical characteristics and there is nothing wrong with jobs existing which happen to favor some sets of characteristics more than others.

Philosopher Elizabeth Anderson of the University of Michigan and author of Private Government talks about her book with Econ Talk host Russ Roberts.

Anderson argues that employers have excessive power over employees that we would never accept from government authority.

I no longer need to pick kids up from school by a certain time or be home to help with homework.

I don't mind working late, or weekends, or traveling. I'm not sure you can generalize a 200m person work force.

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