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But jobs are just whatever you are demanded to do to get the markers that tells everyone else that you are allowed to get some of the goods society produces. To eliminate jobs is (all else equal) to eliminate the right for some to get a fair share of the goods society produces. And in general that is to give someone else an even bigger share.

I see technological change as an opportunity to renegotiate power relations, which in a situation where capital has the upper hand means an assault on labour. But outsourcing and rounds of shock doctrine has proved far more powerful.

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by A swedish kind of death on Sun Aug 5th, 2012 at 05:31:47 PM EST
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