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Reading Notes October 28th

Reading Notes October 28th - more money than other people...

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Carter Whittington Jordan Radke Soci 415 28 October 2011 Reading Notes 10/28 In summary, the chapter gives several different ways in which a society might solve the problem of who has to do the dirty work. The reason this is necessary is because these are jobs that across all social classes and all societies, if people were to rank the jobs they deemed satisfactory, no one would say they were. The article points out that everyone would rank certain jobs differently in terms of willingness to do them, but at the end of the day most would agree that there’s a certain class of jobs that are not worth doing. Some of the different methods societies have available to determine who does the “dirty work” are volunteering, assigning workers to jobs, giving different wages for different jobs, and job rotation. I would prefer the different wages for different jobs method simply because, theoretically, those who do the jobs that no one else to do have an incentive because they make
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Unformatted text preview: more money than other people with the same educational background and experience. According to Berliner, there are three criteria by which we can judge the goodness of "arrangements to allocate workers to jobs": choice, justice, and efficiency. In terms of these three criteria, the price method gives workers more choice and justice, but it is not efficient. The assignment method, however, is efficient, but there is hardly any choice or justice for the workers involved. In my opinion, choice is the most important criteria for determining who should be placed in what job. The reason I say this is because justice and efficiency will follow, as they do in any free market economy, when people have the option to choose what it is they want to do. Choice gives an incentive to work hard because it encourages competition and it also puts people in the jobs that need to be done, making the society efficient....
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