Second half of show:
On the subject of control of employees.Do you not think that we can rate employees by productivity rather than monitoring them visually.It doesn’t matter to me if my employee spends most of her time sleeping at home and just puts in two very productive hours.I just want superior performance.
I’ve been working from my home office in Costa Rica for the past 7 years doing web marketing for various companies in the UK and US. Even though all my supervisors and clients are physically thousands of miles away and I’ve never met most of them face to face we are able to work well together and they are very happy with the results.
One of the few things I miss about being in an office is that one learns a lot through “osmosis” and from hearing what coworkers are doing.
Some advantages of working remotely are:
– able to focus on my work without distractions
– no time-consuming meetings
– home cooked meals
– no wasted time commuting
– better overall health
– save $ on gas and generate less pollution
– save $ by not having to buy work-appropriate clothes
Overall I’m very happy working from home although I can see how it may not be for everyone or may not make sense for all types of jobs.
Great show guys!
It was never correct to say that America (sorry Canadians for referring to ‘America’ and not to the US) had ‘power’ over Israel in the sense that one normally conceives of power. America never had the ability to ‘deliver’ Israel although the Arab world always thought that they did. And given that Israel is a democracy, albeit an imperfect one, it’s unlikely that America ever will have power over Israel.
What America did have was the ability to influence Israel. It was able to persuade Israel to act in ways that were in both America’s and Israel’s self-interest. Sometimes, American influence was sufficient to persuade Israel to act in ways that were clearly in America’s self-interest, but less clearly in Israel’s self-interest (see, for example, Israel’s not responding to Iraqi scud missiles during the First Gulf War).
This comment is part of a longer post you can read at http://israelmatzav.blogspot.com/2010/03/has-america-lost-its-power-over-israel.html.
I am getting it difficult to watch the videos but I still want to comment on it.How do I do that then!
I am an American, and I’m not really proud of my country’s rich nor scared of the new wealth coming from developing/emerging countries. However, I do think, in broad terms, that the development of wealth in America did end up benefiting out country’s citizens and workers after a long time. That MAY happen abroad, but it’s not guaranteed.
As I see it, first, Europe grew rich off of American land and labor. Then, American industrialists and robber barons kept the riches in the hands of very few in the States. That seems to be what’s happening with the rich now in places like China, India, and Mexico. While there are still horrible inequalities in the US, generations of Americans from the early 1900s on fought to spread the industrial wealth a little more broadly rather than just going into the hands of Carnegies and Rockefellers. That has given the US a decent standard of living in addition to some immensely wealthy individuals and families. I hope that other countries will both go in this direction and, perhaps, do even better in spreading the wealth than the US has done.
Are you reporting from an Ayn Rand fan convention? The sheer number of capitalist apologists you seem to have found in Miami is staggering. The idea that if you are plucky and hard working you too can become a millionaire is ludicrous. There simply isn’t enough money in the world for everyone, or even a substantial percentage of everyone to achieve that level of wealth. This lie is perpetuated by the ruling class to not only justify the wealth that they have amassed, but also to fool the underclass into believing that they’ll have it someday as well and it would be against their own interests to call for higher taxes on the ultra-wealthy.
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