Whether as victim, demon, or hero, the industrial worker of the past century filled the public imagination in books, movies, news stories, and even popular songs, putting a grimy human face on capitalism while dramatizing the social changes and conflicts it brought. … With work increasingly invisible, it’s much harder to grasp the human effects, the social contours, of the Internet economy.
George Packer on the invisibility of work and workers in the digital age:


Cows of government!


Democracy- You have two cows, you vote too if you want I guess

Socialism- You have two cows, they wear red and make long winded remarks on the state of the modern beef industry in Imperialist nations and their influenced areas. 

Communism- You have two cows, the government sacrifices them to bring back Comrade Stalin

Anarchy- You have two cows, they all belong to youu beause anarchy means family

Fascism- you have two cows, Scrim dilly scrim doodly damn, roll again. 

Corporatism- you have two cows, you can bring one card back from the graveyard if you sacrifice one of them, discarded cow is removed from game (the shadow realm)

Libertarianism- You have two cows, they post selfies on

Liberalism- You have two cows, they voted for Obama. 

And France. Ah, France. Unlike Switzerland, Germany, or the Netherlands, France had no cable, only a single state telecom monopoly. The simple step of opening up that last mile of a single monopoly moved France from 14th in 2003 to fourth in 2013. Stuck with terrible infrastructure, France has produced astonishing, consumer-friendly innovation. Free, one of the startups that took advantage of access to the old state monopoly’s telephone lines, offers 1-gigabit DSL, free calls to 108 countries, 197 channels, and a set-top box with a game console and a Blu-ray player—all for €39 a month ($53.60).

America’s 10-Year Experiment in Broadband Investment has Failed

THEY GET A FREE GAME SYSTEM AND BLU-RAY? Meanwhile, Comcast flips me off whenever I try to call them.

(via fearandwar)