How old were you when they taught you Karl Marx? Do you remember wrapping your head around the lumpenproletariat, class consciousness and surplus value? We do, and the world looked different for a while. Once upon a time. But now, our investigation into a different type of revolution, a technological one, and rapidly growing “gig” economies turned into an article about labor relationships regressing towards feudal while $8 out of every $10 generated in 2017 went to the wealthiest 1%.
What a shitcake! Our saving grace, however, just might be our very own Soo Min’s working-class wake-up call. Happy new year!
Now, go get a pitchfork!