The Misanthropic Bird: Apprentice. Intern. Slave.

The employment climate for many students and graduates has been a difficult terrain to not only navigate but also survive. And slavery masked under labels of ‘apprentice’ or ‘intern’ only make it worse. Infographic: The 99% vs. The 1%, http://www.policyalternatives.ca Bogged down with insurmountable student debts, and often forced to take remedial positions to make ...

Political Eh-conomy: Re-making markets with unpaid internships

From political proposals to street protests, unpaid internships have been making news in Canada. Rightfully so, as there is a litany of problems with unpaid internships. For individuals, unpaid internships can not only be a form of outright wage theft, they also help entrench class-based privilege that allows some the luxury of forgo income in ...

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Rebranding Thor in the Age of Facebook

The account rep jumped right into it: “we’re thrilled to have your account, but I’m afraid your numbers are down since our initial chat.” “You’re kiddin’ me.” “I’m afraid not, and I don’t want to sugar-coat it,” the lead consultant … Continue reading →