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alternative plans for the end of jobs

Work to earn a living! (STEEMED) It’s been promoted as the best and most honourable way to gain capital, and has served us for millennia. Since time immemorial, people have wanted goods and services, and those goods and services have … Continue reading

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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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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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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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THE RISE AND CONSEQUENCES OF ‘LEAN-AND-MEAN’ BUSINESS PRACTICES

THE RISE AND CONSEQUENCES OF ‘LEAN-AND-MEAN’ BUSINESS PRACTICES (This essay is part five in the series HOW JOBS DESTROYED WORK) During the 80s, attitudes toward the paternalistic model changed. The 1970s ended in recession, and during this period two of … Continue reading

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