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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-04-08 02:49 AM
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31. How is giving people cellphones & jogging lessons
Edited on Fri Apr-04-08 02:50 AM by Hannah Bell
now styled "working for change"?

The rationale behind it is that these tools will enable the homeless to better compete - as isolated individuals - for jobs in the capitalist marketplace.

It doesn't change the rules of that marketplace. It doesn't change the income distribution in that marketplace. It doesn't put new hands on the levers of power. It doesn't organize people to challenge laws or power-holders.

Median wage is currently about $15/hour. Half of workers make less. If wages had tracked productivity gains the last 35 years, as they did 1940-1980, median wage would be over $25/hour. That missing gain has gone to the top, & is part of the power wielded against working people, in the form of inflation in housing costs, laws which favor wealth & impose hidden fees on ordinary folk, & other sundry effects.

I don't see the networking, sorry.
I see more dog-eat-dog.
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