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Monday, February 20, 2017

Anti Wage-Slavery Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 1576-1578

The average amount of parental help for the 20-somethings — roughly $250 a month — covers 29 percent of the median monthly housing costs in America’s metro areas.

The choice of career path matters. Those in the art and design fields get the most help, an average of $3,600 a year. People who work in farming, construction, retail and personal services get the least.
A Secret of Many Urban 20-Somethings: Their Parents Help With the Rent
New York Times
FEBRUARY 9, 2017

In 1964, the nation’s most valuable company, AT&T, was worth $267 billion in today’s dollars and employed 758,611 people. Today’s telecommunications giant, Google, is worth $370 billion but has only about 55,000 employees—less than a tenth the size of AT&T’s workforce in its heyday.
 ...about one in six prime-age men today are either unemployed or out of the workforce altogether.
Since 2000, the number of manufacturing jobs has fallen by almost 5 million.
More people are pursuing higher education, but the real wages of recent college graduates have fallen by 7.7 percent since 2000. In the biggest picture, the job market appears to be requiring more and more preparation for a lower and lower starting wage.
The most-common occupations in the United States are retail salesperson, cashier, food and beverage server, and office clerk. Together, these four jobs employ 15.4 million people
A World Without Work
Derek Thompson
the Atlantic

The majority of 'workers' hate their jobs. Many are either pretending to be busy at work or work at meaningless jobs that have no real impacts on society.

The modern economy instigated by technology has denigrated the significance of work so people have become mere zombie automatons of labor.
    RetroPam MYR
But but but we're told that people are free to quit at any time they want!

    Puke. If that were true, there would be nobody hating their jobs.

 RetroPam MYR 
Exactly right. We now live in a make-work economy, because we have created such a monstrosity of helplessness that we are basically prohibited from accessing the needs of life without maintaining a constant flow of permi$$ion money, as if it were blood or something.

Modern technology was supposed to make our lives easier and create more leisure, but our outmoded system of economic dependency forces us to create make-work jobs that, for the most part, amount to little more than doing one another's laundry.

All this unnecessary make-work, just because we have to invent ways to keep the money pumps a'pumping - because, by God, only shareholders, heirs and property owners are allowed to idly collect money without toiling for it or made to feel guilty for receiving a "handout."

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By Erin Coulehan / Salon
January 2, 2017


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