At Israel's Ashdod port, a tale of mind over body
The port workers, in fact, represent a species that is becoming extinct: people whose body is their trade.
The port workers’ problem is that they are porters. Porters are people who lift things up and put them down. Lifting things up and putting them down is hard, tiring and dangerous − after all, a container could always fall on your head − but it is physical work. And physical work is not worth a lot of money, because anyone can do it. Since anyone can do physical work, then, according to the laws of the...
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