John Paczkowski

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New From Nintendo: Super Mario Production Line

The word “Nintendo” literally translates as “leave luck to heaven,” but another translation might be “leave luck to your employees.” Because Nintendo’s are among the most productive in tech. In fact, the average Nintendo worker earns more for the videogame maker than average Google or Goldman Sachs workers earn for their respective employers.

Based on Nintendo’s latest earnings forecast, the Financial Times estimates each company employee will produce more than $1.6 million in profit this year. Meanwhile, the average Goldman (GS) employee is on track to generate roughly $1.24 million, the average Google (GOOG) employee upwards of $626,000.

Sadly for Nintendo’s bullet train-efficient workforce, that astonishing profit-per-employee metric doesn’t translate into profit-for-employee salaries. While the average Goldman worker banked $660,000 in compensation in 2007, the average Nintendo worker pocketed just $90,900. “We are not experiencing success,” said one Nintendo prole, “just increased overtime.”

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work