Why is the threat of a truck driver strike a symptom of an industry in crisis? Freight operator wages are regulated on paper, but economics and part politics with administrative comforts lingering in between, make Molotov cocktails out of the free market.
Society would derive much greater pleasures from a stable freight labour market, but there's something bellowing below.
Tibor Scitovsky, an unusual behavioural economist, argued in the late 1970s that pleasure comes at the cost of some comfort. It comes from exerting a degree of effort that would otherwise not be if comfort would be retained.