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Thursday, 19 March 2009

Proletarianisaton of the workforce

Nicholas Boyle in an essay "After Thatcherism" observes:

The devices for making us more "flexible" - that s more sackable - workers, introduced in good times, make us that much less cnfident consumers in bad times, which thereby become even worse. We thus grow particularly aware in recession of how far we are not, after all, individuals whose needs are serviced by an anonymous markt but are dependent for much of the content of our lives on our ability to work for others who in turn work for us. (p.39)

Who Are We Now? Christian Humanism and the Global Market from Hegel to Heaney
(T&T Clark, 2000)

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