Andrew Ross explains why we are all sweatshop workers now
Nice Work If You Can Get It:
Life and Labor in Precarious Times (NYU Series in Social & Cultural Analysis)
by Andrew Ross
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The financial and economic crisis now unfolding worldwide continues to generate much distressing sound and fury, but surely its most bizarre feature is a comparatively silent one: the lackluster reaction it has met at its epicenter in the United States. Neoliberalism—the essentially American ideological export that has governed global economic integration for three decades—has taken a serious, and perhaps fatal, blow. Alongside that failure have been calamities in America’s own business civilization and public life that are too numerous to count. But the broader implications of the passing of the neoliberal ideal don’t seem to have registered very widely.
This is not to say Americans aren’t filled with gloom and foreboding. But we also know that, though expediency may lead us to abandon any or all of the tenets
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