The Working Dead

Could zombies and vampires become a productive part of the labor force? At least two chapters in Economics of the Undead (11 and 14) suggest the answer is yes; indeed, Chapter 14 even addresses how they should be taxed. But what sort of jobs would they take? Two recent news stories suggest answers. First, apparently zombies are already sacking groceries – a suitably mindless task, though I worry they might put the eggs at the bottom of the sack. Second, it seems that at least one vampire has become a gigolo, although the outcome wasn’t exactly an advertisement for undead in the workforce.

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