The Art of the Chisel & The Sharing Economy

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle at 2:30 pm by George Smith

Once sharing meant giving someone a slice of your pie, gratis. Now, fittingly, in America it has gone modern, meaning to take a slice of someone else’s pie, through technology, and sell or rent it to yet another person while putting your sharing hand in both their pockets. AirBnB is one of the great companies […]


The sharing economy and “inclusive capitalism”

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle at 2:41 pm by George Smith

Many, many people fully understand the sharing economy is a racket, one in which tech industry start-ups depend upon the desperation of labor in an economy that’s stagnant. Searching for any income, even miniscule amounts of compensation, millions take whatever can be had in service piece work jobs administered by owners who operate networks that […]


The sharing economy (a continuing series)

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, Fiat money fear and loathers, Made in China at 1:39 pm by George Smith

From a Facebook colleague: Move over, Goldman Sachs. At the rate things are going, and assuming there’s a lot more extreme weather this winter, we may soon be able to add the ride-sharing firm Uber to the list of institutions loathed by nearly everyone, with the exception of those so rich as to pay no […]


Liquidate your life in the sharing economy

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle at 10:20 am by George Smith

The revolution of global networks is now in high gear developing those fabulous on-line bazaars where those with capital can leverage the desperation of the out-of-work or underemployed through the simple power of apps and smartphones. Obamacare will be a necessity in this new world, asserted NY Times columnist Tom Friedman over the weekend. This […]


The sharing economy

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle at 2:20 pm by George Smith

You know, that new sharing economy thing where sociopaths from America’s upper middle servant class or some miscellaneous toff uses innovation — TaskRabbit or driving around on Skid Row leveraging the destitute — creatively employing underutilized human meat assets? From the Los Angeles Times, on the iPhone store in Pasadena’s Old Town, on famous Colorado […]


The newest sharing economy app: Shidt!

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle at 2:40 pm by George Smith

Today, more phlogiston on the “sharing economy” at the New Yorker, where swell James Suroweicki explains that in the new American economy, your possessions are your portfolio of assets. If you’re dead broke, unemployed and on food stamps you still have a portfolio! So start looking to see what’s in it: The couch (good to […]


Embrace the sharing economy

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle at 12:49 pm by George Smith

Did you know Facebook prohibits the “sharing” of such DK cartoon files because a privacy bit is set in the PNG? It’s true. Seems counterproductive and stupid. Plus, DailyK is hosted through Amazon Web Services. And every time you log the web page, you get a film pop-up that must always be dismissed with a […]


The sharing economy: Everyone’s a maven at something

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, Decline and Fall at 3:11 pm by George Smith

Everybody knows something. That’s the hook an on-line bidding bazaar for consulting services, called Maven, part of the alleged great knowledge-sharing economy, uses to sell what it does. Maven connects people interested in speaking to thousands of experts knowledgeable in a specialized areas of science and business. As a user of Maven in the role […]


The ‘sharing economy’ and posh audio fidelity

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle at 2:47 pm by George Smith

Wonderful story in the NYT on the “New Audio Geeks”! They spent years stealing MP3 music, helping make recorded music not pay, and now hate the sound quality. Now they prefer old record players with high end speakers and amps, on which to play used vinyl which pays zero in royalties, or stream Spotify, which […]


CAHY: Labor and the ‘sharing economy’

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, Decline and Fall at 2:13 pm by George Smith

CAHY — or my abbreviation for Corporate America Hates You, its open hostility to people — is recognized as real. Awhile ago I wrote about it, in the economy of strangle: In Sunday’s New York Times, a front page piece on how corporate America has shifted to staffing with part-time employees, to avoid benefits and […]

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