Introducing the Precariat — Are You and I Members?

Definition from Wikipedia:

Precariat

In sociology and economics, the precariat is a social class formed by people suffering from precarity, which is a condition of existence without predictability or security, affecting material or psychological welfare. Unlike the proletariat class of industrial workers in the 20th century who lacked their own means of production and hence sold their labour to live, members of the precariat are only partially involved in labour and must undertake extensive “unremunerated activities that are essential if they are to retain access to jobs and to decent earnings”. Specifically, it is the condition of lack of job security, including intermittent employment or underemployment and the resultant precarious existence.[1] The emergence of this class has been ascribed to the entrenchment of neoliberal capitalism.[2][3]

 

I sure am a member of this growing social class. How about you?

Uhh… how… uhm… great it is to live a precarious life in a rigged society! Isn’t it? Oh, and Merry Christmas to you… The guy whose birth many Christians celebrate this season sure would have praised us for our 21st century dung heap societies, wouldn’t he? So, let’s celebrate with a will… (Sorry for the sarcasm. Sometimes it’s needed to draw attention. Let’s enjoy the holidays if we can – any way we can – but not forget our outrage and the need to make change for the better.)

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