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CNN Essay: Are jobs obsolete?

 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:22 am    Post subject: CNN Essay: Are jobs obsolete? Reply with quote

Are jobs obsolete?
By Douglas Rushkoff, Special to CNN
September 7, 2011 9:33 a.m. EDT

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Jobs, as such, are a relatively new concept. People may have always worked, but until the advent of the corporation in the early Renaissance, most people just worked for themselves. They made shoes, plucked chickens, or created value in some way for other people, who then traded or paid for those goods and services. By the late Middle Ages, most of Europe was thriving under this arrangement.

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Instead, we are attempting to use the logic of a scarce marketplace to negotiate things that are actually in abundance. What we lack is not employment, but a way of fairly distributing the bounty we have generated through our technologies, and a way of creating meaning in a world that has already produced far too much stuff.


http://www.cnn.com/2011/OPINION/09/07/rushkoff.jobs.obsolete/index.html?source=patrick.net&hpt=hp_bn1


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I once quipped that our economy is so productive...it doesn't need us any more.


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