Perdido 03

Perdido 03

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Value-Added World

Ruh-roh, don't tell Bloomberg, but we're no longer adding value to the population like we once were:

The planet’s population will hit a new milestone son: 7 billion people. But the rate of growth starting to slow.

Under the value-added model, you have to add more and more every year or you're declared a "failure" and replaced with something new and groovy.

Under this scenario, since the world is no longer adding population like it once did, Bloomberg, Black and Shael Polakow-Suransky will be closing the earth down, laying off half the employees and re-opening the world as a KIPP school.

How exciting!

Get ready for 70 hour work weeks, all year round school and a "work until you die" career trajectory where you make LESS at your job the older you get.

In other words, welcome to feudalism.


  1. Once again, you hit the ball out of the park, RBE. Good one.Who is Bloomie going to fire for this "debacle"?

  2. Hard to know. Will he blame the women for not, you know, making themselves available enough. Will it be the men for not, uh, working hard enough at this. It's difficult to say who he'll blame. But one thing is for certain - he never blames himself.