Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Evil or just absent minded corporations?

This is a nice post:


However, I am not sure I buy it.

Indeed, to have a conscious policy of ripping off unsuspecting customers requires instructing somebody to do that, and leaving a paper trail. Even a truly evil corporation understands that this is the wrong way to do it. The right way to do it is to structure the organization in a way that facilitates malice creep.

This kind of reminds me of an old debate on certain companies "benefiting" from kids labor in developping countries. They claimed that they didn't know about it but that it was the "local company" they worked with that had been doing it behind their backs.


PS: Corporations are not evil, they just let bad things happen (?)

When you can no longer trust "facts"...

...what is left?


Monday, November 28, 2011

More on inequality

Ever wondered what the arguments are for LESS redistribution?

It has Friedman's flavour but that shouldn't be sorprising...

Prof. Epstein:


(This is part of Mankiw's bombardment)

Friday, November 25, 2011



qui no ha sentit a dir mai: els funcionaris tenen seguretat però les peles es fan al sector privat?

meeeeeeeeeec (mireu pàgina 5 del document del INE)

Pose-m'ho així:

Anomenarem rics els treballadors que estan entre el 50% que més cobra (de tots els treballadors) i pobres la resta.

La percentatge de treballadors rics és  82,9% pels treballadors públics i  el 42% pels treballadors del sector privat.