February 6th, 2007

(no subject)

On the subject of work: That I can agree with my boss here on fundamental social issues is one of the reasons I'm willing to work here. And he agrees with me that the fundamental assumptions on how people are paid don't make sense.

That doesn't mean that official correspondence about wages is where such subjects should be addressed, though. So I moved that communication to a less formal venue.

After work, a cow- orker and self will go hit each other with sticks. It all works out.

(no subject)

Social systems are distinct from individuals, and can be corrupt or honorable distinct from the individuals that use them. But the people affect the system, and the systems affect the people.

Can a corrupt system be saved, or must it be destroyed?

What about the people who engaged in the system? How do we differentiate between their actions as individuals and their participation in the corrupt system?