This is the end game of capital – to make you a machine, to blur the boundary between life and work so far that your identity is so keenly bound up in it that you can’t conceive of yourself without working, all the while making you pay for the privilege of self-exploitation. The loneliness of self-employment is consistent with current free market ideologies of individualism and isolating workers from each other. When everyone is freelance it is much harder for workers to act collectively, demand higher pay from their clients, even take over the means of production, or achieve better security from government.

Why Office-Based Juice Raves Can’t Hide The Dark Truths Of Self-Employment

26.01.2018 • Permalink

Politics has become like a game of football in which the only thing that matters is that our side wins and nobody cares about the quality or even basic honesty of the game. Most of us have forgotten that we are citizens as well as partisans.

Stumbling and Mumbling: Democracy in question

14.01.2018 • Permalink

“Quit your boring job and find something you totally love!” […] This is insane advice. For most of us, not only are we unlikely to find what we love “out there”, but because our biology is in charge, if we do find something we “love”, it’s more likely to be lust or infatuation that we’re actually feeling. When reality kicks in and the realisation dawns that we don’t have the chops to cope, it will be too late for us to realise that we’re not going to make a living from the thing we thought we were in love with.

To Do What You Love, Love What You Do

12.01.2018 • Permalink