Pushups are like consciousness – hard work some days but great return on “investment”!
h3. About Today’s Show
This is a continuation from yesterday’s show, so you can find the pay scale links there. It occurs to me that we could solve several societal and political problems by having more balanced pay scales. Taxes would be lower because there would be far fewer poor who need assistance. The poor would become empowered and be able to give rather than take. Let’s face it, there may always be those few who want to freeload, but the overwhelming majority of people take great pride and energy in their personal accomplishments, and are motivated to continue when they receive appropriate compensation.
The internet is playing a major role here, one as information is so much more readily available and two because people can do so many things for themselves instead of waiting to be discovered (as in producing media) or having to pay a lot (in terms of advertising and tech). This is changing the balance of power in society and politics, as AOL recently learned when a customer recorded a phone call lasting 21 minutes just to cancel his account!
Please note I am NOT talking about equal pay for all or pay regardless of performance. Nor am I talking about requiring companies to comply with a specific formula for pay. I am talking about learning from human behavior, observing the trends in pay discrepancy, and managing companies with conscious choices to enable the company, the employees, and their communities to live happily together. Companies will still succeed and fail; employees will be hired and fired. But we will acknowledge that not only is there is plenty to go around but that it may actually backfire. Fortune has a great article indicating the CEO’s are concerned about this problem.
OK! Let’s call this a wrap for now.
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