Category Archives: exploitation

Alienation

Ars Technica has a series on the history of the Amiga right now, and part 3 contained this: Why was everybody willing to work so hard, to put in tons of late (and sometimes sleepless) nights just to build a … Continue reading

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Importing poor sexy foreigners

NFL (and other US) cheerleaders are paid pretty badly: “You get this prestigious job dancing for the Warriors and you go home, and think: Hey, I’m making $10 an hour! It’s like working at Wendy’s,” said Lisa Murray, 28, a … Continue reading

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Subversion in Capitalism is hard, episode whatever

Saul Williams clearly tries to be a subversive voice, has lots of interesting things to say and makes interesting music. According to his website, I can order his new album: digitally from iTunes, a platform of a company that has … Continue reading

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No left on the media

Watching “Real Humans” currently – very timely with the misguided immigration discussions in Europe. (They’re also trying to tie non-heterosexuality and anti-terrorism laws into this.) What’s depressing to me, however, is that there are only two sides presented: racists (that … Continue reading

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“Sharing economy” is a euphemism for exploitation

CBS has a post up titled 5 ways the “sharing” economy works against workers. For those who don’t know, “sharing economy” refers to companies like AirBnB and Uber that have non-employees rent out private property like appartments or cars, and … Continue reading

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