Your Work Matters to God: The Ten Commandments Sets the Standard

Many years ago a man who lived on Long Island was able one day to satisfy a lifelong ambition by purchasing for himself a very fine barometer. When the instrument arrived at his home, he was extremely disappointed to find that the indicating needle appeared to be stuck, pointing to the sector marked “HURRICANE.”  After shaking the barometer very vigorously several times, its new owner sat down and wrote a scorching letter to the store from which he had purchased the instrument. The following morning Read more […]

Need a Ride to Work? Try Your Feet!

When James Robertson needed a ride to work, he gave himself one. Next time you hear about someone who says he can’t get a job, because he has no transportation to get him to work… remember James Robertson. [See also, “What to Do with Free Money? Welfare v. Work Ethic.”] His story came to me through the Detroit Free Press: “Heart and sole: Detroiter walks 21 miles in work commute.” Leaving home in Detroit at 8 a.m., James Robertson doesn’t look like an endurance athlete. Pudgy Read more […]

What to Do with Free Money? Welfare v. Work Ethic

Last year I wrote to someone getting free money, “An Open Letter to the Welfare Cage: Dear Lucy, Nothing from THEM is ever Free.” Lucy was a woman who seemed both articulate and honest who called into a local conservative radio show. The two hosts were talking about people living off welfare and why anyone would live that way. She replied, If someone is going to give me money to do nothing and get to smoke pot all day, why wouldn’t I take the money? (That’s a paraphrase: you can listen to Read more […]

The Reason You Hate Work Is Because You Would Rather Have More Leisure Time

This editorial (or really a big advertisement for “consultants”) isn’t all bad. But some of the basic framing reminds me again of the question of just how spoiled twenty-first century Americans are. The headline in the New York Times is: “Why you hate work.” The way we’re working isn’t working. Even if you’re lucky enough to have a job, you’re probably not very excited to get to the office in the morning, you don’t feel much appreciated while you’re there, you find it difficult Read more […]

Ex-Employee Goes On Record About Pretend Work for Obamacare

Ah, the truth about how Progressivism succeeds! Step One: Create sham companies where you can funnel billions of taxpayer dollars, and pay people enough that (most of the time) they will keep quiet about the fact they’re earning $17 per hour to do NOTHING!! Step Two: Live high on stolen taxpayer money, while recycling a good chunk of it back into more Progressive causes to create additional scams. From the Free Beacon: Paula Bujewski was employed by Cognosante for two months. The company Read more […]

It Shouldn’t Matter If The CEO-To-Average-Worker Pay Ratio Is 475 To 1

I came across an image online that purports to show the ratio-of-pay of CEOs to that of the “average workers” of different countries. I say “purports” because there is no citation of the sources used to make the image, but I write this with the assumption that it is all true. At the top of the graph is Japan, with a CEO-to-average-worker-pay ratio of 11:1. In the ninth-place spot is Venezuela with a ratio of 50:1. And in the country following that, in the tenth-place spot, the ratio jumps Read more […]