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A Warning For The Future

A WARNING FOR THE FUTURE (This essay is the final part of the series ‘How Jobs Destroyed Work’) Earlier, we saw how market efficiency has no general consideration for what is being bought and sold. It really doesn’t care if … Continue reading

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TECHNOLOGICAL PROGRESS AND ITS IMPACT ON EMPLOYMENT

TECHNOLOGICAL PROGRESS AND ITS IMPACT ON THE NECESSITY OF EMPLOYMENT (This essay is part thirteen of the series ‘HOW JOBS DESTROYED WORK’) The 21st Century could well witness a conflict between two opposing drives: The drive to eliminate work and … Continue reading

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HOW MONEY CAN DISINCENTIVIZE WORK

HOW MONEY CAN DISINCENTIVIZE WORK (This essay is part twelve of the series HOW JOBS DESTROYED WORK) Does monetary reward really provide the best incentive to work? If you live within a system that commodifies everything, turning it into private … Continue reading

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OVERCONSUMPTION AND THE PERPETUATION OF SCARCITY

(This essay is part eleven of the series HOW JOBS DESTROYED WORK) Because we have built for ourselves a system that tends to cause debt to outgrow productive ability, it is essential for the perpetuation of such a system that … Continue reading

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“INDENTURED SERVANTS TO A RULING CLASS OF FINANCIAL NOBILITY”: HOW MONEY DESTROYED WORK

“INDENTURED SERVANTS TO A RULING CLASS OF FINANCIAL NOBILITY”: HOW MONEY DESTROYED WORK. (This essay is the tenth installment of the series HOW JOBS DESTROYED WORK) When it comes to the topic of how money can destroy work, we encounter … Continue reading

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HUMAN NATURE (?)

HUMAN NATURE (?) (This essay is the ninth part of the series ‘How Jobs Destroyed Work’) There is this commonly-held belief that there are people who ‘don’t want to work’. I find it hard to believe that any such person … Continue reading

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THE TECHNOLOGICAL PANOPTICON

THE TECHNOLOGICAL PANOPTICON (This essay is part eight of the series ‘How Jobs Destroyed Work’)  Some observers, among them Noam Chomsky and Jaques Fresco, have noted how corporations tend to have the same organizational structure as fascist dictatorships. In other … Continue reading

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