February 17, 2014

Pig Nor Slave

Cotton picking, Pulaski County, Arkansas, 1935
Photograph by Ben Shahn

On December 26, 2013, The New York Times published an op-ed by Paul Krugman titled "The Fear Economy".

In the Readers Comments for the article, B. Appledorf of British Columbia wrote:

What kind of person works another as hard as possible for as little pay as possible to squeeze as much profit out of him or her as possible?

Neither role -- pig nor slave -- has ever appealed to me, and I have been looking over my shoulder for an uprising to sweep this model from the planet Earth for decades.

And it never comes.