Vocabulary

When discussing the gaurunteed minimum income in Saudi Arabia:

“As a result, most people have sinecure positions that don’t contribute to the economy.”

Tim O’Reilly

during interview on Econtalk

SINECURE : a job or position in which someone is paid to do little or no work.

from Medieval Latinbeneficium sine cura” … or benefits without care

SINE : latin – without (sans)

CURA: latin – care (cure)

thanks to Myriam webster and etymonline.

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