adding page while taking in Anthony Goldbloom‘s ted on what jobs are for machines and what jobs are for people..
same time added:
and perhaps where i’ll focus most of this thinking: this labor page
because of interpretive labor in particular
to go with previous pages:
1:07 – D: best evidence for that – look at prisons… work is a reward.. because no one wants to do nothing..
and the need for a mech simple enough … to fit in mind/rationale/practicality of interpretive labor…. which means we don’t have to continue compromising/misunderstanding/misconceiving.. smaller-size/intent issues because of larger-size/agenda issues.. we don’t have to spend our days incremental/partial/ing back out of broken feedback loop.. to us
Very good case made by @this am. for decolonising the curriculum on @, but I wish she’d gone further: presenting, say, John Locke’s views on property or liberty without addressing the colonial context actually is just “bad history” .. 1/4
Locke’s (1690) ‘Second Treatise of Government,’ for instance, argued that many Indigenous Americans had no rights to their own land, because “property” was to be legally defined only in terms of “labour” invested in fixed plots of territory .. 2/4
David Wengrow (@davidwengrow) tweeted at 2:58 AM on Mon, Feb 18, 2019:
And “labour” was to be understood only in terms that could be readily quantified, as raw numbers of work hours (i.e. on the model wage labour, sold on the open market). Aboriginal peoples who questioned this were to be “destroyed” like “savage beasts,” according to Locke 3/4
David Wengrow (@davidwengrow) tweeted at 2:59 AM on Mon, Feb 18, 2019:
And this is another good reason why we should be circumspect about any approach to human history, that reduces the cultural achievements of all past societies to a single measure or scale of value 4/4