Monday, 16 April 2018

Social Value in Syria

I think the Russians may have nuked Castle Coombe in retaliation for the Syrian strikes...

Apropos of yesterday's post about Syria and it not being OK to use chemical weapons, but OK to deny refuge to people fleeing the bombs and the chemical weapons - here's a link to a list of MPs who voted to turn away 3,000 unaccompanied Syrian children in 2016. My own MP is on the list.

Here's a novel idea - pay people according to the social value of their work.

I found this article on the New Economics Foundation website - very interesting. If we did pay people according to their social value we wouldn't be finding it hard to recruit medics, police, teachers, etc. The tax implications would be quite high, but what price do you put on a society that values, well, society?

One problem would be deciding on what is social value and how to position jobs on the scale.

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