July 15th, 2007

epithet abrogation agent (FF Tactics)

Friends list vs. American public: ROUND 1, FIGHT!

Poll #1022009 Economics hypotheticals

Which job would you prefer?

My current job
18(34.6%)
The same job, but with a 10% pay cut and 10% more leisure time
25(48.1%)
The same job, but with a 10% raise and 10% less leisure time
9(17.3%)

All other things being equal, where would you rather live?

You have a 3,000-square-foot house and everyone else has a 2,000-square-foot house
6(11.8%)
You have a 4,000-square-foot house and everyone else has a 6,000-square-foot house
45(88.2%)


Once you're done, see how other Americans answer these questions. All I can conclude is that something is wrong with somebody, somewhere.

(Incidentally, the article's an insightful look at why the United States is the only -- only -- advanced economy in the world that does not guarantee its workers paid vacation. That alone makes it worth a full read.)