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Almost literally priceless

Matthew Yglesias has an interesting/sad article up about a 99 year old minimum wage janitor and there's a line in there about how the company could replace the guy with a part time leaf-blower and save money, but they don't want to hurt the old man. And Yglesias suggests hiring the leaf-blower and using the savings to pay the old guy a pension. But the company would never do that because workers don't share in a company's productivity gains, as i've written previously.

You have to love Yglesias' line "The ability to pay a guy minimum wage for decades and come away from that feeling like you're the good guy in the story is every bit as much priceless as the ability to wake up every morning and feel like your work is vital and necessary."

By fnord12 | July 23, 2013, 11:14 AM | Liberal Outrage