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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Anti Wage-Slavery Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 1717-1719

“Anti-careerism” refers to a negative stance, a rejection of a certain way of thinking. In this rejection, however, lies an enormous potential to explore ways of life beyond the 9-to-5 grind, to find paths to happiness, fulfillment, and well-being outside the cycle of working, earning, and spending, and to strive for self-development without regard for employability, marketability, and economic productivity. It can free us to become less competitive and less materialistic, and to lead lives of greater leisure and less stress. It opens us to focus on questions like “What can I do for the world?” or “How can I become the best person I can be?” rather than “What can I do that people will pay me to do?”
Interview: Kate McFarland On Anti-Careerism
December 3, 2017 Jennifer Lawson

Almost beyond belief, he draws three trees and perchance the hint of purple clouds outside the windows, existing far off in the distance. Remember these are a kindergartner's "hopes and dreams"; this is what his imagination pictures when it's uncoercively invited to do so. Remember he is but five-years-old.

The US farmer suicide crisis echoes a much larger farmer suicide
crisis happening globally: an Australian farmer dies by suicide every
four days; in the UK, one farmer a week takes his or her own life; in
France, one farmer dies by suicide every two days; in India, more

than 270,000 farmers have died by suicide since 1995.

Since 2013, net farm income for US farmers has declined 50%. Median farm income for 2017 is projected to be negative $1,325. And without
parity in place (essentially a minimum price floor for farm

products), most commodity prices remain below the cost of production.

After the study was released, Newsweek reported that the suicide death rate for farmers was more than double that of military veterans.

[emphasis JS]


  • Here's another relevant article from The Guardian:
    "Do you work more than 39 hours a week? Your job could be killing you":

    By Anonymous Markus, at 2:57 AM  

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