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  • Some view these reversals as the harbinger of a new and bleak era in which the inevitable consequence of late capitalism – characterised by post-industrial economies, technological breakthroughs that generate fewer jobs and flexible labour markets spawning massive inequalities – is a plateau in the living standards of a large swath of workers.

    Why the 'squeezed middle' is here to stay

  • It consists of a goodly proportion of those college educated people whose skills and vocations proliferate in a ‘post-industrial society’ … We are talking about scientists, teachers and educational administrators, journalists and others in the communication industries, psychologists, social workers, those lawyers and doctors who make their career in the expanding public sector, city planners and the staffs of the larger foundations and upper levels of the government bureaucracy, and so on ….

    Matthew Yglesias » Cato’s David Boaz Joins George Will in Peddling Bogus “Global Cooling” Stories

  • Hundreds of thousands of family firms, which played an invaluable role in the 'economic miracle' of the 1950s and 1960s, had become a dead weight, making it impossible for Italy to make the leap to a post-industrial, knowledge-based economy.

    Debt crisis: Silvio Berlusconi unveils reforms to avert Italian crisis

  • Only a few years ago, in the midst of a national real estate boom, Paterson and myriad other American communities embraced shopping malls and spreads of new condominiums as portals to economic growth, hoping that construction jobs and retail could transcend the post-industrial urban decay that had gripped them for a half-century.

    At Mall Of Big Dreams, Few Shoppers

  • A couple of weeks later, my students and I ventured into another corner of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, this time to East Baltimore, one of the most beleaguered neighborhoods in that post-industrial city.

    McKay Jenkins, Ph.D.: Canoes, But No Kayaks: Thoughts on Environmental Studies

  • It’s too “Marxist” or anachronistic in an age of post-industrial flexible capitalism, when we’ve grown accustomed to the casualness and transience of work, or even anointed it as a form of “free agency.”

    Steve Fraser: Uncle Sam Doesn't Want You

  • In an industrial society, this might actually make sense — in a post-industrial society, though, the opportunities for children to actually be highly productive citizens (for their own benefit, if done correctly) at little to no risk or danger to themselves, while gaining valuable life experiences is unfortunate — consider the number of kids who are far more knowledgeable and understanding of computers than people 3 and 4 times their age.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » The Narrow-Mindedness of Zero-Sum Thinking

  • Anyone not a total cretin knows that in modern, post-industrial society children are a liability, not a boon.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » The Narrow-Mindedness of Zero-Sum Thinking

  • This post-industrial, post-Guttenberg world is not a new idea.

    Thomas Fisher: The Next Economy and the 'Next Politics'

  • As progressives and liberals waffled, having lost sight of their priorities, they provided no guidance for the post-industrial transition.

    James Block: From Occupy to Progressive Renewal: Demanding the Just Society


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  • Try and think of a new way of saying post-industrial. It's a bit old fashioned for our *new* kind of postindustrialization

    January 8, 2009