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Monday, November 06, 2017

Anti Wage-Slavery Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 1687-1689

Free time, as IG Metall argues, is essential for basic dignity; to care for ourselves and our communities, we need time away from generating profit for employers. Just as importantly, we need it to realize our human potential. Our ability to think independently, experience romance, nurture friendships, and pursue our own curiosities and passions requires time that is ours, time that belongs neither to the boss nor the market. At its core, the campaign for fewer working hours is about liberation, both individually and collectively.
Today, however, with wages flat and precarious employment often the norm, many people, particularly those at the beginning of their working lives, no longer toil under the illusion that putting in more time is the key to dignity and happiness. How could it be, when decent pensions are a thing of the past?
On the more theoretical side, there is a major rhetorical battle to be fought over notions of work as a source of meaning.
The moment is again ripe to mobilize and claim for ourselves as much of our mortal time as we can.
The Fight for Free Time
Miya Tokumitsu
Jacobin magazine

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 For the former chancellor George Osborne, it was about skivers v strivers. For IDS, poverty was the rotten fruit of broken families, addiction or debt. Neither man, nor the rest of their party, can accept what their rightwing counterparts in Finland do: that poverty is no more than a lack of money.
A basic income for everyone? Yes, Finland shows it really can work
Aditya Chakrabortty

 There is no neutral education. Education is either for domestication
or for freedom.

Joao Coutinho

Summerhill Movie: here.


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