One in four US workers are “guard labor” | Phil Ebersole’s Blog

26 Apr

One fourth of the American work force is employed in “guard labor”, not producing anything themselves, but keeping the actual workers in line, according to a studies by economists Samuel Bowles of the Santa Fe Institute and Arjun Jayadev of the University of Massachusetts.    Comparing nations, they reported that the greater the amount of inequality in a society, the higher the percentage employed in guard labor.

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