Five basic forms of Authority (Paterson)

Five basic forms of Authority

Æsculapian Authority and the Doctor-patient Relationship

The complete article needs to be read by clicking on the link but here are some extracts from an article by Erik T. Paterson, M.B., Ch.B., D.Obst.R.C.O.G., F.B.I.S (with footnotes omitted) and first published in The Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine Vol. 15, 2nd Quarter 2000

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Creation of unskilled jobs – decentralise & deregulate ? (J Yudelowitz)

“The inability to create unskilled jobs is one of the main barriers to SA’s social and economic viability.   Well-paid pundits’ solutions to this problem are thwarted by their own ideologies, assumptions and politics.

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Collective bargaining: fair pay differential for value of experience (Hillary Joffe)

“What is needed now is a national conversation on public sector pay and national priorities.   And it needs to start as soon as the strike is over, before the battle starts up all over again next year, and before even more advertising is booked in newspapers.

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Employment equity: internal equity & external parity in measuring pay

Measuring ‘external parity’ and ‘internal equity’ is an essential function of management.   Section 27 of the Employment Equity Act of 1988 creates a framework (EEA 9) obliging the management of every designated employer to state the remuneration, including all benefits, in each occupational level of the business, from top to bottom, to ensure there are  proportionate income differentials in the business.

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Public sector settlement agreements: employer accountable to Labour Court

Should an employer in the public sector be held accountable to the Labour Court to explain why it settled a claim of alleged unfair ‘dismissal’ by an 80-year old specialist psychiatrist who had been employed for 40 years ?

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Risk management policies in need of review (Sanchia Temkin – BD)

“South African companies need to revisit their risk management policies in the wake of the global recession, say corporate governance experts”.

“More focus has also been placed on the role of risk management due to the report of the King Committee on Corporate Governance in SA, in which its chairman, Mervyn King, points out that accountability and transparency (of the board) are paramount”.

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Strikes: Pay differentials – why management should share the blame

Management blame employees for the wave of threatened strikes during the world’s premier sporting event, but they need to be made accountable and share the blame if South Africa is crippled by strike action as early as next week.

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Keep paying above market rate and face mass unemployment

MICHEL PIREU: ( has contributed the following words of wisdom in his StreetDogs column in BusinessDay today, being extracts from Planning for Freedom: Let the Market System Work, A Collection of Essays & Addresses by Ludwig von Mises:

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Thomas Thomson Paterson (1909 – 1994)

Thanks to an internet search it is now possible to reproduce Erik T Paterson’s obituary of a remarkable man, his father, emeritus professor Thomas Thomson Paterson BSc(Edin), MA, PhD(Cantab), Archaeologist, Palaeontologist, Geologist, Glaciologist, Geographer, Anthropologist, Ethnologist, Sociologist and world authority on Administration, who died on the 9th of April, 1994, in Lions Gate Hospital, North Vancouver, after a ten year battle with cancer of the prostate.More... Continue reading