Sunday morning essays: employment, news, the New Aesthetic, and pirates
Kevin Carson: Contract
Employers (especially in the
service sector) are coming to view not only the
employee’s laborpower during work hours, but the
employee himself as their property.
Joel Gascoigne: The power
of ignoring mainstream news.
When I first
started ignoring news, I felt that I was simply making
an excuse, that if I had more time I should read the
news. Today, however, it is a very deliberate choice
and I feel consistently happier every single day due
to ignoring the mainstream news.
Josh Kron: Open
Source Politics: The Radical Promise
of Germany's Pirate Party (via naked
Inspired by a Swedish
file-sharing website, the political
insurgents are winning elections on a
platform of openness and inclusivity, but can
they survive the realities of governing? (it's Pony