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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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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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MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY AND DETERIORATION OF WORK

MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY AND THE DETERIORATION OF WORK THIS ESSAY IS PART SEVEN OF THE SERIES “HOW JOBS DESTROYED WORK”. Work combined with technology can make for a wonderful union. Described by W. Brian Arthur as ‘a reprogramming of nature’, technology … Continue reading

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THE (INEVITABLE?) CORRUPTION OF FREE-MARKET CAPITALISM

THE (INEVITABLE?) CORRUPTION OF FREE-MARKET CAPITALISM (THIS ESSAY IS PART SIX OF THE SERIES ‘HOW JOBS DESTROYED WORK’) From one perspective, what happened during the global financial crisis could be seen as either the failure of free market capitalism, or … Continue reading

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HOW JOBS DESTROYED WORK (PART TWO)

HOW JOBS DESTROYED WORK (PART TWO) by EXTROPIA DaSILVA THE TRUE DEFINITION OF ‘WORK’ If we should not define work as ‘a job for which you get paid’, how should we define it? If I were to have a stab … Continue reading

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