January 27 roundup

by Walter Olson on January 27, 2010

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01.29.10 at 7:17 am

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1 Ted 01.27.10 at 11:36 am

1. My, you don’t even begin to scratch the surface of the schadenfreude in those Edwards links.

2. This is a comment about how much I appreciated clicking the Clarke link.

Ted Frank
Cleveland, OH

2 roy 01.27.10 at 4:10 pm

The UK’s labor policy seems to be designed to work by encouraging satirists to take up more productive careers.

3 Moriarty 01.28.10 at 6:16 am

The UK employment ad story has happened before.

4 Richard Nieporent 01.28.10 at 7:26 am

Even from a PC perspective prohibiting the use of the word reliable in a job ad doesn’t make any sense. I can’t imagine what group of people they are trying to protect from “discrimination”.

5 Ted Frank 01.28.10 at 8:30 am

In both this case, and the Moriarty case, it seems to be the problem of especially dim intake workers at the Jobcentre who misinterpreted the command “No discriminatory advertisements.” As few are foolish enough to submit a “men-only” or “whites-only” ad, the intake worker’s imagination about the command runs wild.

6 Bill Poser 01.30.10 at 3:18 am

“I can’t imagine what group of people they are trying to protect from “discrimination”.”

That’s easy: the unreliable. Why they are a protected class is another question.

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