Response from people when asked would they take a lower paying job and get more time or a higher paying job and have less free time. Family is a powerful pull.
“We found that people make trade-offs between happiness and other things,” says Alex Rees-Jones, a doctoral student of economics at Cornell University. “For example, they explicitly told us in the free response sections that they would be happier one way, but their family would be happier if they took higher-paying options.” —
“It is a curiosity of modern life that information companies can create extraordinary social disruptions and vast shareholder wealth but relatively few jobs. Facebook has about 2,000 employees worldwide. Google has about 29,000. Even in its new, slimmed-down state, General Motors, a decidedly less valuable company, has about 200,000 employees. What’s more, that number represents only a fraction of the people behind the production of a G.M. car.” —
They make a lot of people money, but don’t create a lot of jobs. Great read.