The Economics of Obsequience: Part 1

Winik, Lyric Wallwork. 2007. “How Safe Is Your Job?” Parade Magazine (1 July).

http://www.parade.com/articles/editions/2007/edition_07-01-2007/Intelligence_Report

Here is the wisdom of Elaine Chao, Secretary of Labor and wife of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, after downplaying the problem of outsourcing:  “Beyond the cheaper cost of labor, U.S. employers say that many workers abroad simply have a better attitude toward work.  “American employees must be punctual, dress appropriately and have good personal hygiene,” says Chao.  “They need anger-management and conflict-resolution skills, and they have to be able to accept direction. Too many young people bristle when a supervisor asks them to do something”.”  So , the real problem, is an obsequience deficiency.

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