Category: 10. Labor Power is Suppressed

  • Always Blaming the Worker

    The control is elsewhere, but the blame is always on the worker.

  • The Problem With the Laffer Curve

    Taxes aren’t only about raising revenue.

  • Mandatory Vacation Days by Country

    You can probably guess where the US sits. Mandatory Vacation Days by Country (from EmploymentLawHQ)

  • Companies Don't Want to Hire

    “The crisis in confidence is that capital quite enjoys the largess of the system it’s created… yet that system doesn’t serve anyone outside of that system. However, by lumping the problems of capital in with the problems of labour, the assertion is made that everyone is at risk. When actually, most non-financial companies are doing…

  • Unsavvy People

    “[A]fter three years in which Very Serious People refused to hold the financial industry accountable, there’s a real grass-roots uprising against the Masters of the Universe. There will, of course, be the usual attempts to dismiss the whole thing based on trivialities. Look at the oddly dressed people acting out! So? Is it better when…

  • The Tea Party, the Debt Ceiling, and White Southern Extremism

    “Contradicting the mainstream media narrative that the Tea Party is a new populist movement that formed spontaneously in reaction to government bailouts or the Obama administration, the facts show that the Tea Party in Congress is merely the familiar old neo-Confederate Southern right under a new label. The threat of Southern Tea Party representatives and…

  • Wielding Power

    “The only rational thought is that he’s gotten what he wants. That he wanted to protect the torturers. That he wanted to protect the banksters. That he wanted to solidify and increase the powers of an Imperial Presidency. That he wanted Health Care Reform that amounts to little more than a giveaway to the megacorporations…

  • Regime Change is Not Revolution

    “Plutocracy’s an easier sell when people can aspire to step over their neighbor’s corpse to join it instead of that ‘we’re all in this together’ bullshit.”

  • Aerosolized Pork Brain and Why You'll Never Eat SPAM Again

    “The symptoms were inconsistent with any known infections, and workers’ families were unaffected, so the disorder didn’t seem to be transmissible by human-to-human contact. Like Lachance, DeVries concluded that the illness had to be an autoimmune response, most likely triggered by something inside the plant. DeVries arranged a site visit for November 28. Accompanied by QPP…

  • Very Simple Puzzle Pieces

    “There’s something a lot more sinister in this trend. It goes something like this: It’s too expensive to hire Americans locally to do grunt work, because they’re all too proud, and want to improve their lot, so they all get college degrees. And, hiring people with college degrees still comes at a premium. We can…