Bob Sykes: The Articles were a quintessential States’ Rights document. Cowan might not want the Articles back, but I do. The strongly centralist regime we have now is clearly trending toward a totalitarian socialist dictatorship, and the trend might give us a second Civil War. The first Civil War would not have occurred if the Articles were still in force in 1860.
Faze: Not to minimize the assholeness of the Weather Underground (I knew some of them personally), but the 1970s were very much like the 1920s when it comes to bombing. I’m reading old Time magazines from late in the decade, and they casually announce that there were 250 bombings one year in Chicago alone, most of them associated with labor violence. It seems that before the days of Islamic terrorism, bombing didn’t seem like the threat it does now. I was reading a 1940s newspaper from my...
Alrenous: Psychologists are middle class, and must be ‘respectable’ ; and pretend everyone except out and out racists are also ‘respectable.̵ 7; The problem being that human nature is not respectable. It’s a shitshow of folly and malice, for the most part. Psychology lectures and textbooks are at best filled with roundabout euphemisms. At worst, they confine themselves to pitying the officially ill.
Felix: People like secure jobs, too. As in jobs that aren’t obvious wastes of people, time and resources. “…dramatical ly underestimated the effects…” Perhaps the questioners and question-ees were thinking of two different things.
Wang Weilin: Mike: The company I work for is in it for the money (profit). I’m in for the money. On my first day at work years ago in a team building exercise the question was asked,”Why are you here?” Everyone was giving the usual warm fuzzy team building answers until I said money. You would have thought I had belched out loud given their response. I asked if they would work for free. They said no and money went on the list. Nothing like reality for a show stopper. Lucky for me, my...
Mike in Boston: There was, of course, a Dilbert comic strip related to this: “You can choose eternal high pay, but all your work will be burned in front of you at the end of each day. Or you can choose eternal poverty, but your work will be useful and appreciated.” “Wow! They’re both better than my current job!”
Borepatch: The article starts out talking about “good management” and then gives several examples of terrible management.
Wilbur Hassenfus: Well, I don’t know how clear it is, but it probably demonstrates something about how college students who participate in studies behave around researchers.
CMOT: I was curious about the “neoliberal” management style, but I’m guessing that’s just so his left-wing audience will know he means bad. Scott Alexander has a long review of James Scott’s Seeing Like A State, and I think Dillow’s essay could more accurately been titled “Managing Like A State”. It seems to me Dillow’s describing the US auto industry from the McNamara era to the oil embargo absolutely perfectly.