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Monday, July 10, 2017

Anti Wage-Slavery Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 1636-1638

They called this Wage Slavery. Slave Owners argued in the House of Representatives during the labor debate That they where actually more Humane, Because they owned their workers.. So they had a vested interest in making sure their property was Fed, Housed and supplied medical care. Where the Rich fat cats in the North Merely wanted to exploit their Work force by paying them Slave wages that couldn't even pay for the basic necessities in life with zero care of their well being. 50% of every full time worker in the USA makes $30,000 a year or less. By OECD standards they live in poverty. 50% of all full time workers working 40-60 hours a week in the USA live in poverty. In 2016, Wallstreet Bonuses,  Just the Bonuses. Equated to DOUBLE the money that All minimum wage workers in the USA made Combined.
Economic Update: Capitalism's Shadow: Poverty

Price cutting, led primarily by Amazon, has reduced many brick-and-mortar bookstores to rubble, depriving readers of direct interaction with booksellers. Despite some recent good news, the number of independents has been halved in the last two decades, and the chain stores that survive increasingly employ part-time, unskilled staff.
The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Reader
New York Times
JAN. 4, 2014

Work no longer serves these dual purposes of building character and providing income commensurate with effort. There’s not enough work to go around, and what there is has been reduced to a simulation of effort—pretend work in the cubicles and at the academic conferences—or backbreaking toil in the sweatshops, the office towers, and the offshore factories. The working world as we now experience it is an exquisite corpse, a collaboration between Charles Dickens, David Lodge, and William Gibson.
Why Work?
Bran Dougherty-Johnson
The Baffler



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