Jack Saturday

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Anti-Wage-Slavery, Pro-Freedom Quotations 229, 230

Low-level employees can't predict the sources of stress, and have little control - their stress hormone (adrenaline/cortisol) levels are typically much higher than their bosses'. These hormones prepare the body for short term emergency - they turn off long term body-healing functions like tissue repair, hence the decline in health of the chronically stressed. For animals, this stress response lasts for about 3 minutes while they escape danger; for humans it can last 30 years while they worry about work.
Brian Dean,
Top Dogs are Less Stressed

The U.S. economy does not come close to providing decent employment — enough jobs — for everyone who wants to work.
A Dubious Milestone
By Bob Herbert
New York Times
Published: June 21, 2008


Post a Comment

<< Home