gare enslavement law
created a new class.. global corperatocracy.. who are the managers.. enslaving effectively the rest of the population.. people think of enslavement.. think of field slaves.. but what we’ve really got is a large number of house slaves.
more on his page ie: ‘homes are prereq for genuine communities and fulfilling life’
bachelard oikos law et al
Anton Wilson (@antonjw) tweeted at 10:47 PM on Mon, Jun 29, 2020:
The primary function of money is to train a narrow set of behaviours.
Nobody abolished slavery.
Cornell University historian Baptist’s The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism is an unapologetic, damning, and grisly account of slavery’s foundational place in the emergence of America as a global superpower.
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/nikadubrovsky/status/1363172752652455939
notes/quotes from article by @Ed_Baptist – Edward E. Baptist: On Slavery and Management
The cotton field and the call center are different places. Still, the work done by enslaved African-Americans is the direct ancestor of the modern world of work experienced by the majority of people employed by today’s corporations and major institutions.. t
As I explain in my book The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism (Basic), the constant productivity gains of enslaved people like Campbell built the modern economy we live in today. We like to think that the industrialization that lifted the Western world from rural backwardness to our contemporary consumer paradise was created by clever inventors, factory workers, and captains of industry. But the transformations that made the modern world were also made in cotton fields.
At the same time, most of us are managed by techniques that enslavers first invented—for instance, the now-ubiquitous workplace surveillance or the computer-generated measurement of people’s daily output. The management of work today derives directly from the methods and skills enslavers developed for managing and coercing human beings..t Belfer set targets that would be unreachable unless Campbell created new, faster ways to move up and down the cotton rows.
A similar use of metrics, backed by negative incentives, like the soft bullying of human resources professionals and more direct means like pay cuts and “termination,” is now employed by modern executives to create “flat” workplaces. They are supposedly less hierarchical, but they actually extract continuous increases in productivity from employees. That’s the gospel of efficiency, the belief that making more stuff with less time and fewer laborers trumps all other considerations about how people could and should be treated..t
kelly efficiency law et al
From economy-of-motion studies and the gospel of efficiency to the new technological capacities and financial accumulations that human beings continue to build, slavery made the modern world. It made much of the wealth from which we all benefit, albeit unequally. And even if our days in the modern workplace are not slavery, far too many us are still miserable.
slaves/whales = dead.. because st\ripped of context