We should all read Brian Stewart’s essay yesterday on “the rise of the precariat.” Everything he reports has been thoroughly analyzed and disclosed over the past few years.
Most of us with 30-something children know the losing struggle that many of them face – lousy jobs, lousy pay, dubious benefits, little if any security. . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: A Couple of Thoughts About the Precariat.
Temporary and part-time jobs surge promotes inequality, says OECD | Business | The Guardian.
A surge in self-employment and temporary or part-time jobs over the past two decades has been a key factor behind the rise in inequality in the world’s industrialised countries, according to a major new study by the Organisation for . . . → Read More: Parchment in the Fire: Temporary and part-time jobs surge promotes inequality, says OECD | Business | The Guardian
This breathes new meaning into the phrase “bored to death.”
Behavioural pschology suggests we may have been conditioned to submit to neoliberalism. We have been made susceptible to manipulation and control.
Alfie Kohn, in Punished by Rewards (1993), documents with copious research how behavior modification works best on dependent, powerless, infantilized, bored, and institutionalized people. And . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Ask Yourself, Have You Been "Tuned Up" Yet?
Bad news for working class America, white and blue collar – the class war they never really understood had been waged against them for the past three decades is over and they lost.
A team of researchers from the U.S. government and Brookings Institute pored over 350,000 tax returns from 1987 to 2009 has . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Waging Class War is One Thing, Winning It Before the Other Side Knows About It is Everything