Economics and similar, for the sleep-deprived
A subtle change has been made to the comments links, so they no longer pop up. Does this in any way help with the problem about comments not appearing on permalinked posts, readers?
Update: seemingly not
Update: Oh yeah!
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Taliban pay, again
At least now it's fallen from the Times adverts' $15 a day to $350 a month, but still more than any other occupation in Afghanistan, apparently. I still, frankly, don't believe this.
Back in the day, I used to win bets against people who didn't believe that the most junior rank of full-time counter staff at a couple of UK high street banks were paid less than the most junior rank of full-time counter staff at McDonalds. (True at the time and quite possibly still). The trick was that McDs were, of course, big users of part time staff for the grunt-work, and so the most junior rank of full timers were still about halfway up the food chain. Maybe something similar is going on here, because I still don't see the sort of payroll logistics that would be needed to transport tens of thousands of USD in cash around Helmand.
this item posted by the management 12/13/2009 12:52:00 PM