Has anyone read this or any other articles by this woman? She' seems very anti feminist :O
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- Liz, he does have a point as far as it goes - your time has value even when you're not being paid for it.Feb 28, 2012
- that argument still fails though. If i was not going to be paid for that time in the first place, then how is it lost money? It would only be lost money if i was planning on working somewhere else in the first place instead.
I use free time, time when i am not working, to do house hold things, or spend time on hobbies/sports. If it was work time, as in earning money, then it would not be free time :)Feb 28, 2012
- probably because that was how you explained it, as an hourly wage that it was worth.Feb 28, 2012
- Wally, you're failing to account for the nonlinear relationship between money and subjective value. You're also overlooking variations in each person's desire and/or willingness to cook dinner, particularly as affected by how many times that person does so in a period of time. There are probably a bunch of other factors you're ignoring, but I couldn't be bothered thinking of more.
My basic point here is that there's good reason why people don't usually perform explicit financial calculations to make decisions about who's going to cook dinner. It gets really complex, unless you're just considering selectively in order to support a prior conviction.
Liz, I maintain that your time is always valuable. In the real world you may or may not be able to convert spare time into extra money (which Wally appears to be overlooking), but your time still has value. If a task takes me 15 minutes but would take my partner an hour, then (all else being equal) I'll do it, because I don't think my time is 4x more valuable than hers. I think you get this, but I figure I might as well make myself clear.Feb 28, 2012
- Meanwhile, we're way off topic. Can we all agree that people, whether men and women, should be equally free to make use of their particular interests, aptitudes and inclinations? If so, then the only disagreement here is over the definition of "equality" (which, like all such disputes, is fruitless).Feb 28, 2012
- It depends on whether I'm the person being sacrificed.Feb 28, 2012