Cutting the Grass with a Machete

by Frank Roche on November 29, 2010

in Business

Ever seen someone cut a lawn with a machete?

I have.

I was in the Riviera Maya for a few days over Thanksgiving. We went there for my mother-in-law’s 75 birthday. (Happy birthday, Jo Ann!) Stayed at a really nice place. And paid attention to HR issues. Like the fact that they do a lot to provide full employment down there.

Sure, it would be easy to buy some big lawn mowers and have one guy cut the grass. But they didn’t. They had lots of guys giving a razor cut to the grass with their machetes. And the grass looked gorgeous.

Why can’t we do that here? Give people jobs? Stop mechanizing everything. Let people work. Lots of them.

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