Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
A woman in Britain spoke an unpleasant truth: feminism has made women worse off. It’s another example of Berg’s Law: Liberal Policies Destroy Liberal Values.
She concentrates on the economic effect of women entering the labor force but that’s only the half of it. Cutting everyone’s wages is bad, of course, but looking around various government offices, I don’t think that’s the worst thing.
The worst thing is productivity dropped by half, as well. More people doing less work for less money means work-produced-per-dollar remains constant which looks good on paper but is a massive disaster for management.
Focusing performance on time-on-task or units-per-hour is oppressive, patriarchal, and just plain no fun, especially with your co-worker said something that hurt your feelings so you simply can’t bear to work right now; or your kid is sick so you can’t come in today; or you’ll get to my project as soon as you finish texting your friend, or you are certain you have medical reasons why you can’t work even if the doctors are too stupid to figure it out.
Throw in public sector unions and civil service rules making it impossible to fire slackers and you have a workforce that is hostile to the point of being unmanageable.
Welcome to the Deep State.
Orwell wasn’t wrong, and he wasn’t even all that far off time-wise. He just got the degree a little off.