[FoRK] [IRR] RMS on SPJ

Ken Ganshirt @ Yahoo ken_ganshirt at yahoo.ca
Fri Oct 7 22:32:19 PDT 2011


--- On Fri, 10/7/11, Sean Conner <sean at conman.org> wrote:

> It was thus said that the Great Ken Ganshirt @ Yahoo once stated:
> > Where, in what I said, did you get "altruistic"??
> 
>   Start with this:
> 
> > > The problemyou refuse to consider is: "How do we do this to employ
> > > persons who can then turn around and buy these products?"  It's great to
> > > create something, but if no one can buy it what is the point? 
> 
>   Coupled with this:
> 
> > Even back in the Jurassic period of manufacturing Henry Ford had that figured out.
> 
>   It comes across as Henry Ford just deciding to pay his employees a huge
> wage so they can buy his cars.  No, he was trying to figure out a way to
> stop loosing money making cars.  He looked, and found that training costs
> were high, and he had a high employee churn rate.  He raised the pay until
> total training costs dropped.  
> 

I still don't see how you get altruistic from any of that. It's sure not indicated in any of the quoted content. Is that what they call a straw man?

        ...ken...



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