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Saturday, January 28, 2006

Anti-Job, Pro-Freedom Quotes Of The Week 46 and 47

On Monday, Ford Motor unveiled its turnaround plan, called the Way Forward, which calls for closing 14 plants and eliminating 30,000 jobs in the next six years.

As recently as April, G.M. expected to earn money in 2005. Instead, its loss included a raft of charges connected with a recently announced revamping plan, under which it plans to eliminate 30,000 jobs and close all or parts of a dozen plants through 2008.
G.M. Posts Worst Loss Since 1992
By Micheline Maynard
New York Times

Published: January 27, 2006

In his article, School Should Not Prepare Students for Work, Gerald W. Bracey writes: "We used to make fun of the Soviet Union and its' glorious worker propaganda. But we glorify the concept of work just as propagandistically --just more subtly and more successfully (what we really glorify, of course, is capital). As John Kenneth Galbraith points out in The Culture of Contentment, we hide all jobs under the single rubric of 'work' ignoring that much of 'work' is ugly, hard, demeaning, and dangerous. Surveys have repeatedly found that most jobs are dull and boring with no intrinsic meaning."
School-to-Work, A Corporate Raid on Public Education
By Mary Ellen Cardella


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