By Bryan Caplan
Last spring I asked EconLog readers about the obviousness of on-the-job incompetence. Most people thought incompetence was very obvious indeed. It turns out that this view is widespread. The General Social Survey asks:
In your job how easy is it for you to see whether your co-workers are
working well or poorly? On a scale of 0 to 10 please describe with 0
meaning not at all easy to see and 10 meaning very easy to see.
The distribution of responses: