Subject: Re: Perens on arch
From: Tom Lord <>
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2002 02:40:03 -0800 (PST)

   Stephen: [sorry for the misspelling in the last reply]

   It is both charitable and unprofitable to structure an employment
   contract as purely financial patronage

That's also a funny way to look at it when you compare executive
employment contracts (typically very extensive patronage with even
more extensive incentives to actually do something) to regular
employment contracts (Damocles would choose the throne).