Monthly Archives: July 2011

Yes, we have no jobs.

Yesterday afternoon, I walked past a McDonald’s. I swear I didn’t go in – I was sober. I did notice though electronic counters where you could order your fast food without the inconvenience of actually talking to any living person. There’s the metaphor for the modern economy – a McDonald’s store that doesn’t even have to employ casual retail staff on youth rates. Seriously though, it’s been a big week full of news from the impending announcement of the carbon tax to News Corp(se) struggling in a sea of outrage. However, bubbling underneath the surface, and occasionally breaking into visibility, has been a series of news articles about jobs (or the lack of them) across the US, the UK and Australia. Continue reading

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