Adam Smith and the Navy


Looks like the U.S. Navy is thinking about taking a more “market-based”
approach to operations:

“…To keep skilled sailors in the service — which entails
keeping their families happy — Navy officials put some of those out-of-favor jobs
up for online auction, a la eBay. Among the first to bite was Petty Officer 1st Class
Elishaine Moses. He offered to take a job in Yokuska, Japan, but only if the Navy
was willing to bump up his salary by $350 a month….”

http://www.defensetech.org/archives/000525.html


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