About jukka aakula

Interested in web services, evolution, antropology, evolutionary psychology, economics, religion, history

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  • jukka shared from Identity Economics: How Our Identities Shape Our Work, Wages, and Well-Being by George A. Akerlof, Rachel E. E. Kranton
    The American Soldier. They give this description of the ideal of a member of a combat unit: succinctly, he should be “a man.” That meant “courage, endurance and toughness, . . . avoidance of display of weakness in general, reticence about emotional or idealistic matters, and sexual competency.”
    Note: in an organzation there is always a conflict between inclusiveness and identity
  • jukka shared from Exodus: Immigration and Multiculturalism in the 21st Century by Paul Collier
    Children growing up in America almost unavoidably assimilate American values. The same is far from true in Europe. Indeed, there is now mounting evidence that the opposite happens: the children of immigrants are more resistant to adopting the national culture than are their parents.
    Note: toimiiko maahanmuuttajien kotoutuminen
  • jukka shared from Exodus: Immigration and Multiculturalism in the 21st Century by Paul Collier
    I came to realize that on this issue the economic effects are unlikely to be decisive. Despite the polemical claims on both sides of the immigration debate, the evidence suggests that the net effects are usually likely to be small. For most societies migration policies should not be determined on the basis of the economic effects.
    Note: erittain mielnkiintoinen vaite taloustieteilijalta maahanmuuton vaikutuksesta talouteen
  • jukka shared from Exodus: Immigration and Multiculturalism in the 21st Century by Paul Collier
    The most common ethical framework used in economics is utilitarian—“the greatest happiness of the greatest number.” Applied to global issues like migration, it leads to a simple and striking answer: what happens to the indigenous populations of host countries is of no consequence as long as overall there are global gains from migration.
    Note: taloustieteen utilitarismi on universalistista kuten kommunismi...
  • jukka shared from Exodus: Immigration and Multiculturalism in the 21st Century by Paul Collier
    The movement of goods can also be a substitute for the movement of people. Indeed, an initial impetus to the migration of workers to high-wage countries was the need to get around the trade restrictions that rich countries imposed on imports from poor countries.
    Note: protektionismi voi kasvattaa maahanmuuttoa. Kun ostat ulkolaista tuet kehitysmaiden omaa nousua.
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