Marx

Work

MoviePass Is the Latest Example of Tech Enabling ‘Job Creep’

Karl Marx's idea of "surplus labor" shows up at the modern box office.
Rick Paulas
4.2.18
Features

When Your Day Job Is Also Your Favorite Video Game

Meet the people who play games that resemble their 9-to-5s.
Cecilia D’Anastasio
3.24.16
Culture

Online Shopping Hides Black Friday’s Real Violence

Hidden supply chains, hidden labour, and hidden violence.
Jordan Pearson
11.27.15
All in Your Head

We're Scared of Robots Because We're Scared of Humans

Fear can't hide forever.
Jordan Pearson
10.28.15
News

Technology Has Created More Jobs Than It Destroyed Over the Last 140 Years

Whatever happened to the end of work?
Jordan Pearson
8.18.15
Internet

There Is The Dress and Only The Dress

Guy Debord ruins a perfectly nice if ubiquitous meme.
Ben Richmond
2.27.15
tech

Technology Is Making Us Stupid

In Nicholas Carr's the <i>Glass Cage</i>, the Pulitzer-shortlisted author makes a compelling argument on the way technology has failed us—from aircraft autopilot to GPS maps—and the perils of being forever trapped in the beam of our smartphones.
David Whelan
1.8.15
politics

​The Future of Robot Labor Is the Future of Capitalism

Robots entering the workplace isn’t even really about robots; it's about capitalism.
Jordan Pearson
9.1.14
Opinion and Analysis

The Gitmo Prisoner Exchange Puts Deals Above Grim Justice

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release has the exchange value of five "high-risk" detainees, because there can be no justice from Guantanamo.
Natasha Lennard
6.2.14
Stuff

A Slob's Guide to Critical Theory

How to think in complicated ways if you're a lazy and stupid person.
Oscar Rickett
5.16.14
politics

Not Even Radical Communist Literature Is Immune to Copyright Battles

All 50 volumes of the Marx and Engels Collected Works (MECW) were removed from the Marxists Internet Archive at the request of their publisher.
Jordan Pearson
5.2.14