Labor's Beating Heart

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One of life’s gross inequities is that the people who actually do the work receive relatively little in the way of credit or compensation, while the people in charge of the work—the ones who plan it, assign it, oversee and critique it—receive regular promotions and large paychecks. 

discrepancy wouldn’t be so objectionable if it could be shown that the
planning and supervisory aspects of the job were what made all the
difference—that it was the boss’s contributions, the efforts of the
guys in the front office, and not those of the workers on the floor,
that determined the success or failure of a venture, but,
unfortunately, that’s not always the case.

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