"What do I owe you?"

by Seth Godin
One of the little-remembered innovations of the industrial economy was the price tag. If it was for sale, you knew how much it cost. And if you got a job, you knew what you got paid--by the piece, at first, and then by the hour and perhaps by the week. Both price tags and pre-agreed wages are pretty new ideas, ideas that fundamentally changed our culture.Read the full article