Some company has a formal verification engineer job opening and of course they're a defence contractor.
Makes one think: are there medical devices companies doing formal verification of, say, things like pacemakers and insulin pumps?
Seems that there's all the money in the world for making killing machines better...
@bob Do you think this is a problem that could be solved by a truly free market?
Seems to me that having such centres of power is a problem.
@bob Mmm. Even Adam Smith seems to agree that free market alone cannot fund all public goods. (I haven't read Wealth of Nations, I remember Milton Friedman quoting Smith in "Free to Choose". I don't have the exact words handy.)
That said, do you think less powerful centers of power could be a solution to the problem of low-skilled low-effort (but presumably high-effect?) execs getting paid more than skilled workers? Or is this just the nature of things?
@bob Sounds something like a worker-owned co-operative?
Seems to me that we're in the age of specialization and automation. Developing specialized skills (becoming a better programmer, or a better manager) takes time, sometimes a lifetime. Some people just won't want to do some jobs. (I for one don't care for managerial roles.)
How will job rotation work here?
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