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


Filed under Just how stuffed the world is today, The road map to another world