The Effect of Thumb Sucking on Income
By Bryan Caplan
If the thumb sucker is flexible enough to refrain until he’s proven his worth on the job, I suspect the effect would be small. We’ve all got our eccentricities. But suppose the thumb sucker interviews with his thumb in his mouth? I say he wouldn’t get his foot – or thumb – in the door. He’d be nigh unemployable. Why? Because he acts weird even when the stakes are high, signaling serious problems for his employer and co-workers.
Am I wrong?