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DN Opinion. Lidingöpolitikernas greed make a mockery of the taxpayers

Lidingö municipality's newly appointed majority will begin the term with a substantial increase in their salaries. The main reason is, according to alderman Carl-Johan Schiller (KD), whose salary is raised from 66.300 to 81.600 crowns, to avoid ”bad decisions”:

– With better decisions, it also becomes cheaper, and in this way can we safeguard the taxpayers ' money.

It is so stupid that expressed that the clocks stop. High remuneration does not lead to better decisions, contrary to common perception. Research shows that higher pay after a certain level leads to worse decisions, not better.

reading about it called ”Self-determination theory” – the today the strongest theory in human motivation. Internal motivation and a sense of purpose, combined with a high cognitive ability to see more perspectives, leads on the contrary to better decisions.

If your friend asks you for help with the move, and you say yes, why do you do it? If instead you get 500 crowns for the trouble, it feels just as good then? Do you do it for the right reasons? Will you really do a better job?

Pedestrians councilor will perform better with a higher salary is, therefore, so far as it is possible to come from good decision-making. It is verklighetsfrånvänt and goes against current research. In the best case, is based the statement on the ignorance, in the worst cases, it is greed disguised as responsibility.

we will get both worse decisions and worse economy on the island over the next four years.

If Carl-Johan Schiller, whose slogan for the elections was ”Your tax dollars, my focus”, along with the other councillor would like to begin his term of office to make good decisions, I recommend to read up on the current research and adjust their salary levels accordingly.

And so people are wondering why politikerföraktet increases. This is the reason.

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