Tuesday, April 8, 2014


We live in a time when the salaries of certain professionals, whether athletes or CEOs, are under public scrutiny because of their obvious disparities- to their favor - when compared to those of the average person. Although I would not dream of promoting absolute income equality, it is worth remembering the words of - you guessed it! Bernard Shaw in his novel An Unsocial Socialist (Chapter V, p. 108 in the edition I link to)

"A day's work is a day's work, neither more nor less, and the man who does it needs a day's sustenance, a night's repose, and due leisure, whether he be painter or ploughman."

Income equality may be out of the question, but decent working conditions should be within easy reach. 

George Bernard Shaw taking his sun bath cure at Madeira, 1925

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