Category Archives: Labor

The United States of Work

Employers exercise vast control over our lives, even when we’re not on the job. How did our bosses gain power that the government itself doesn’t hold? By Miya Tokumitsu Source: New Republic Work no longer works. “You need to acquire … Continue reading

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Reimagining Money

What if markets were designed to build trust instead of wealth? By Douglas Rushkoff (The Atlantic) Bitcoin was conceived as a modern solution to an ages-old problem: How can two parties agree on and verify an exchange of value? In … Continue reading

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Disposable Americans: The Numbers are Growing

By Paul Buchheit Source: Information Clearing House As often noted in the passionate writings of Henry Giroux, poor Americans are becoming increasingly ‘disposable’ in our winner-take-all society. After 35 years of wealth distribution to the super-rich, inequality has forced much … Continue reading

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Bureaucratic Insanity is Yours to Enjoy

Reposted below is Dmitry Orlov’s review of the new publication from Club Orlov Press: “Bureaucratic Insanity: The American Bureaucrat’s Descent into Madness” by Sean J. Kerrigan. By Dmitry Orlov Source: ClubOrlov In contemporary United States a child can be charged … Continue reading

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How 90% of American Households Lost an Average of $17,000 in Wealth to the Plutocrats in 2016

By Paul Buchheit Source: Information Clearing House America has always been great for the richest 1%, and it’s rapidly becoming greater. Confirmation comes from recent work by Thomas Piketty, Emmanuel Saez, and Gabriel Zucman; and from the 2015-2016 Credit Suisse Global Wealth Databooks (GWD). … Continue reading

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Against meaninglessness and precarity: the crisis of work

By David Frayne Source: ROAR Magazine If work is vital for income, social inclusion and a sense of identity, then one of the most troubling contradictions of our time is that the centrality of work in our societies persists even when … Continue reading

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Fuck Work

  Economists believe in full employment. Americans think that work builds character. But what if jobs aren’t working anymore? By James Livingston Source: aeon Work means everything to us Americans. For centuries – since, say, 1650 – we’ve believed that … Continue reading

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On the Process of Awakening

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds We cannot help but feel a hunger for authenticity, honesty, spiritual solace and human connection, but these are precisely what is scarce in our social and economic structure. There is a tremendous … Continue reading

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