Yet many women, and some men – particularly those in low-paid and unsatisfying jobs – go out to work only reluctantly
This always amuses. Work is a cost, not a benefit. The income derived from it is the benefit, the work itself the cost that must be carried to gain the income. People are entirely rational in not particularly wanting to go to work. The lower the income resulting from it the more this is so.
It’s a nice example of how people are economically rational in fact…..and the general political discourse about economics is not. For how many politicians do stand up and insist that their plans will create many more jobs? When that’s not what we want at all, is it, the creation of more costs?