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?
I don't think they're necessarily dispensable fiction. We'll be just replacing them with new fiction.
(I read "Sapiens" recently and I am showing off my book-learnin'. 🤓)
My father, a postal worker, protested liberalization in the 90s, with his union. He didn't know back then that the changes will lead to a better life for himself and his children and the country. Had they been left to to make policy decisions, we'd have stayed with more state control and failed socialism and poverty.
Surely there are influential IYI people like that, and there should be revolt against them.
However I feel like we've lost some nuance here, and even mastodon is not the right place for patient and nuanced discourse. :-)
@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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