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Thursday, June 03, 2010

Anti-Wage-Slavery, Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 522-526

I'm convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You`ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life. And the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.
Steve Jobs
How To Live Before You Die


A 19-year-old became the ninth worker to commit suicide this year at the Chinese factory that manufactures the Apple iPad.
Weekly Review
June 1, 2010

Technology is capable of expressing and being imbued with a certain generousity—and we need to demand that, in fact.
John Underkoffler
TED talks

What’s the greatest threat to our still-fragile economic recovery? Dangers abound, of course. But what I currently find most ominous is the spread of a destructive idea: the view that now, less than a year into a weak recovery from the worst slump since World War II, is the time for policy makers to stop helping the jobless and start inflicting pain.

More and more, conventional wisdom says that the responsible thing is to make the unemployed suffer.
The Pain Caucus
Paul Krugman
New York Times
May 30, 2010-05-31


AAA Economic growth no longer results in job creation.

... the link between job creation and economic growth is near the breaking point, because in our Bizarro World economy, growth is becoming more closely linked to job reduction, as The Washington Independent’s Annie Lowrey explained in two simple statistics:

Wondering what’s behind those recent jobless recovery numbers?
1. Fortune 500 companies tripled their profits to $391 billion in 2009.
2. They also slashed their payrolls by more than 800,000 jobs.
The Jobs Deficit & The Breaking Point, Pt. 1
Posted by terrancedc at 10:45 am
May 28, 2010


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