Tuesday, November 22, 2011

OWS perspective . . .

THE TYEE has been a source of sound perspective for years, now.  John MacLachlan Gray has a fascinating article, "Managers vs. the Managed: Another Way to Look at #OWS", wherein he points out some aspects that, upon reflection, are so obvious, they're hard to see.

It's not about resenting wealth. It's about stopping the war on productive work.
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There's a class war brewing all right, but it's not between the Rich and the Poor: it's between the Managers and the Managed.

Put simply, North America suffers from a cancer of the management class.

Not to be offensive, but these people are breeding like rats.

Even so, let's not fool ourselves into thinking that the colossal failure of the financial services industry will diminish the mystique of management itself -- in which a single CEO is deemed to be worth a sum equal to the gross national product of a third world nation.

The Tyranny of the MBA. Take a minute or two and check it out.

1 comment:

Rev.Paperboy said...

could not agree more. I went to union meeting today to discuss the latest round of buyouts/layoffs in our office and it was revealed we have one manager for every 4.1 worker.