Friday, December 7, 2007

Truth and work

One has to wonder how we could use workmanship to help with discussion of issues and of their resolution.

So many questions to ask.

- How can we have workmanship when outsourcing goes to those who do not have benefits?
- Ought those who outsource pocket less coin so that more goes to the outsourcee to better found the proper basis for workmanship?

This week, the Economist had a special section on Japan's changes to its economy which is supposed to be improved by adopting from American capitalism. Two main classes of workers have emerged. Those with benefits and those without. The former was the larger set; it's now becoming the smaller. Those 'without' mean no insurance nor other 'rights' (workers' rights are as strong as the 'right' for those who accumulate the oceans of bucks).

Gosh, how many American companies have made oodles while exploiting their workers? I can think of one where the founders wade in an ocean of bucks, yet during the time of their accumulation they outsourced and saved by not paying benefits.

The same Economist edition touted how SAS takes good care of their workers. So, it can still happen in America (ah yes, which? well, the norte variety that is of such large opinion about its self-worth).

Is the method of SAS the way to promote workmanship? Otherwise, are not workers only cogs in a machine?

Of course, we need to make the case that 'workmanship' is necessary, in more ways than those shown by NASA.


09/02/2009 -- Let's face it, folks, undecidability needs to be discussed and adopted in any complex situational setting, especially if computers are involved. Only hubris pushes us to make loud exclamations about what we're going to do in the future.

01/27/2009 -- Now a new day and way to consider these matters.

Modified: 09/24/2011

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