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We call it precariat

Kalyani Chadha and Linda Steiner Routledge: Newswork and Precarity

WORK: Precarious working life is perhaps alluring with its freedom and flexibility. But with the precarious also comes the uncontrollable, the unpredictability and the lack of rights. Precarious work has become widespread in a subject such as journalism. Nevertheless, I am still tempted by the flexible tasks, by the sense of variability, freedom almost.

Slum dwellers are displaced to accommodate residential complexes and golf clubs

Arnisson Andre Ortega: Neoliberalizing Spaces in the Philippines. Suburbanization, Transnational Migration, and Dispossession Ateneo de Manila

: In the Philippines, poor villagers are displaced when luxury quarters are expanded to millions of newly arrived, returning foreign workers.

Leisure employment and citizen profitability

Richard David Precht: Hunter, shepherds, critics. A utopia for the digital society

: The German philosopher Richard David Precht wants to create a utopia for the digital society where enlightenment and education are at the center.

Communism as entrepreneurship

Michael Hardt & Antonio Negri: Assembly

: A revolution today must be about the oppressed having to take power in a new way, not about private property rights and national identity.

The inadequacy of the concept of populism

Eric Fassin: Populism: Le grand resentment

: Populism is not a negative response to neoliberalism, but neoliberalism's own instrument, according to sociologist Éric Fassin.

Organic dumping

Cathrine Larrère et al .: Read inégalités environnementales

: German Ulrich Beck claimed 30 years ago that the environmental damage is democratic as it affects us all equally. In a new book, this claim is heavily criticized.

Wendy Brown: Undoing the Demos. Neoliberalism's Stealth Revolution

: In the future, we must think "values" rather than "money", says political scientist Wendy Brown.