Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Amazon and the new economy, and Netflix
Here's an article on how the labor practices at Amazon.com are similar to those across the New [Digital] Economy. It hints that such widespread abuse of labor may represent a recurrence of the conditions that originally inspired the rise of unions. Here is a short bit on Netflix, expanding on the implications of these companies' offering very attractive benefits to high-skill professional employees while denying the same to the working-class footsoldiers of the operation, those who work in customer service and shipping.