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!
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
A man who believes himself to be an economist, and who had at one point convinced the New York Times that he was one, writes
(This brings to mind an idea I have long had: that high schools and colleges should have a course on “how to get along” and “how to do a day’s work.” This would include showing up in clean clothes, smelling well, having had a good breakfast, dressed in a businesslike way, calling the other employees “sir” or “ma’am” and not talking back. This would include a teaching of the fact that the employee is not there for amusement, but to help the employer make money and to get a job done. It would include the idea that once you are at work, you are not at play. It is an idea whose time has come.)
Update!. While I'm on the general subject, I have an idea for a long running blog joke. The first question in my series will be "Does anyone really give a fuck what John Rentoul thinks about anything any more?". Perhaps next week we'll tackle "Did they ever?".
Labels: intrinsically risible people (other than those called Denis MacShane), it is - are you?
this item posted by the management 7/20/2010 12:22:00 PM