Polly and economics

It’s funny, but then how else can a man dispose of some £2.5m a year? The eye-popping size of his salary is more of an issue than what he spends it on. No one is worth that.

Oddly, his employers think he is. And who other than his employers should be deciding his value?

JK Rowling has written fewer words over fewer years and yet earns very much more. Who should be deciding her income other than her employers, her readers?

22 thoughts on “Polly and economics”

  1. @”Isn’t it funny how Polly et al never use the likes of Steve Jobs or Alan Rusbridger as examples of people earning too much?”
    I would have thought that as she puts her makeup on someone else closer to home would spring to mind.
    Who needs two homes?

  2. Funny how Polly never wonders if Polly is worth her six figure income. I don’t think she is. Most people in the country would agree, I am guessing.

    Yet the One Percent point upwards at the Nought Point One Percent and yell “look at those rich bastards!!”

  3. So Much For Subtlety

    Ooooooh, the Guardian is claiming the Royals are going to make a Brexit intervention.

    On whose side I wonder? And if they call for us to stay will that change the Guardian’s attitude?

    Yeah but Polly’s an idiot.

  4. It’s deflection technique, to draw attention away from the scum doing the deflection. Quite common for bullied schoolchildren to do this by diverting the bully onto another person.

    Reprehensible in adults writing for a paper which purports to have a social conscience.

    I’m not flying the flag for Dacre, mind, but I find him a hell of a lot less repulsive than the sneering Toynbee.

  5. Ho hum, a 0.01 percenter having a poke at a 0.001 percenter. Nothing to see here folks.

    Polly probably does not realise that although her ordinary employer level salary may seem fiendishly low compared to the boss of a rival company, it’s still “eye popping” to a vast majority of the population, even before you consider the uselessness of her work and it is actually more when you take into account the limited hours she works (don’t try and tell me she spent a full week writing those 1,000 words of spiteful drivil).

  6. Rob,

    Setting aside my opinion of her opinions, she really isn’t much cop. I mean, I have a few lefty friends on Facefart who share things by say, Owen Jones, but I never see a Polly article on there.

  7. This is the standard lefty world view on how wages SHOULD be set. The concept of worthiness misapplied. Murph does it all the time. She gets another one in as well. The tax relief on pension contributions being a subsidy. The real problem here is that the misdirection works.

  8. Stigler is right, I cant remember anyone I know who shares Toynebee articles. Even Laurie Penny gets circulated amongst the lefties I know.

    What aspect of the ‘left’ is her audience. Blairites?

    Also at least Jones and even Penny sometimes write something to think about.

  9. I made the mistake of clicking through to the article.
    What a nasty piece of work. She is.

  10. Bloke in North Dorset

    “What aspect of the ‘left’ is her audience. Blairites?”

    The BBC. They also pay her salary through the subsidy, sorry advertising space they buy.

  11. “And who other than his employers should be deciding his value?”

    The owners of the company, for a start.

  12. Well, he is. And he’s being attacked by the Graun as a money-grubbing parasite. Correlation is not causation, but there’s a hell of a lot of correlation about.

    Six months ago I may have looked pretty insane, but now both the Telegraph and (more notably) the Times have run columns and leaders saying much the same thing: I’m merely a somewhat extreme voice espousing what’s become a mainstream view about antisemitism on the left, and if things keep going as they are, I’m not even going to be ‘somewhat extreme’.

    At the end of the day, I’ve sat in the room while Nick Griffin told his neo-Nazi chums all about how the old way clearly wasn’t working, so it was time to get sneaky. There’s simply no doubt that 15 years ago it was the express aim of the BNP to clothe their aims in the language of the left.

    Griffin to a meeting of violent white supremacists in the US:

    “There’s a difference between selling out your ideas and selling your ideas, and the British National Party isn’t about selling out its ideas, which are your ideas too, but we are determined now to sell them, and that means basically to use the saleable words, as I say, freedom, security, identity, democracy. Nobody can criticise them. Nobody can come at you and attack you on those ideas. They are saleable.”

    Plenty more on those lines, too. http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/audio_video/programmes/panorama/transcripts/transcript_25_11_01.txt

    Given what we’re now seeing, there seems little doubt that there was a successful poisoning of the left in the last decade and a half, culminating in Labour politicians now saying things that Griffin would have been arrested for saying.

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