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