Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
Anti Wage-Slavery, Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 739-741
…there’s… a pretty good chance that by some point in the next few years, your boss will find that some new technology or some worker overseas can replace you.
The Dwindling Power of a College Degree
New York Times
Published: November 23, 2011
In the old days — before Social Security, welfare and Medicaid — poverty-caused illnesses killed off or incapacitated some of the people who could not find jobs. Even earlier, some nations sold their surplus workers as slaves, while the European countries could send them to the colonies.
In addition, wars were once labor-intensive enterprises that absorbed the surplus temporarily, and sufficient numbers of those serving in the infantry and on warships were killed or seriously enough injured so that they could not add to the peacetime labor surplus.
The old ways of reducing surplus labor are, however, disappearing.
Meanwhile, new ways of increasing surplus labor have appeared. One is the continued outsourcing of jobs to low-wage countries; the other is the continuing computerization and mechanization of manufacturing.
In fact, if modern capitalism continues to eliminate as many jobs as it creates — or more jobs than it creates — future recoveries will not only add to the amount of surplus labor but will turn a growing proportion of workers into superfluous ones.
Policies that are now seemingly utopian will have to be tried as well….
The Age of the Superfluous Worker
By HERBERT J. GANS
New York Times
Published: November 24, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Anti Wage-Slavery, Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 736-738
Life Among the 1% ...a letter from Michael Moore
perception of the principles of Golden Rules. Alas, the chameleon prince changed to ugly hues of dark and selfish nature and deed as he was programed genetically and socially to be “privileged”. Privilege status required occupying the top seat in the Castle of Corporation. The king,father placed the successor prince at the of his kingdom,after all..
My parents both grew up with the fear of not having enough. Their parents grew up poor.
When I was 25, my parents gave me a $100k check. There’s lots more where that came from.
The money sent me into a spiral of shame and denial.
Now at age 30, I’ve started giving it away to organizations working for ECONOMIC & RACIAL JUSTICE.
That’s something I can do, and it makes me feel better, but I know it’s not enough.
I don’t want to live in a world where money represents love.
I don’t want to live in a world where some people accumulate way too much - because they’re scared of not having enough.
We ALL should have enough.
I am the 1%
I stand with the 99%
We are the 1 percent
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Anti Wage-Slavery, Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 733-735
Your Commute is Slowly Killing You
Extreme Poverty Is Now at Record Levels -- 19 Statistics About the Poor That Will Absolutely Astound You
November 8, 2011
Published: November 6, 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011
End of Jobs
thanks to @Livable4All
Monday, November 07, 2011
Anti Wage-Slavery, Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 730-732
And it's not just robots taking jobs from autoworkers.
The scary new dimension is artificial intelligence, which could replace as many as 50 million professional jobs according to a recent book by software entrepreneur Martin Ford. Artificial Intelligence Took America's Jobs And It's Going To Take A Lot More
Occupy Wall Street is Transforming its Participants, Our Country, and Democracy
AlterNet / By Manissa McCleave Maharawal