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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Anti Wage-Slavery Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 1877-1879

I may be on a bit of a loop with this one, but it feels appropriate this morning. The 700-year-old 'forswunk' means 'exhausted from work'. To be 'foreswunk', on the other hand, is to be exhausted before you even begin.
Susie Dent

The language of neoliberalism erases any notion of social responsibility, and in doing so, eliminates the belief that alternative worlds can be imagined. Under the Trump administration, the world of the robust imagination, a vibrant civic literacy, and inspiring and vitalizing ideas are turned into ashes.
Henry A. Giroux,

Bizarrely, it’s precisely the jobs that shift money around – creating next to nothing of tangible value – that net the best salaries. It’s a fascinating, paradoxical state of affairs. How is it possible that all those agents of prosperity – the teachers, the police officers, the nurses – are paid so poorly, while the unimportant, superfluous, and even destructive shifters do so well?
Why Garbagemen Should Earn More Than Bankers
By Rutger Bregman


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