24 October 2007

A tight epiphany

While discussing the notion of money incentives and our insatiable hunger to perform only when the proverbial carrot (or in this case a fat bonus) is dangled in front of us, Barry Schwartz offers a compeling observation

"The more society embraces the idea that nobody will do anything right unless it pays, the more true it will become that nobody does anything right unless it pays. And this is no way to run a ballclub, a school system, or a country."

Maybe, I'm just a poor, bitter, bleeding liberal, but I think that's a tight observation...

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