George Iordanou Politics, Philosophy and (not much) Real Life
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The precariousness of ‘gig’ economy

The article “New ‘gig’ economy spells end to lifetime careers” published in the FT by Mr John Gapper, romanticizes precarious employment and caricatures the notion of stable employment, despite the author’s best intentions to balance the benefits and the worries generated by ‘gig’ economy. Precarious employment is often characterised by lack of healthcare and pension benefits (briefly mentioned in the article) and by the inability of the part-timer and/or the contractor to make long-term plans. How can one lead a life worth living if temporariness is a constant and major source of insecurity? The article not only discounts the adverse effects of precarious employment, it also caricatures stable employment by reducing it to the concept of “lifetime careers.” The opposite of precarious...

Middle-class, resentment and ideology

The most successful indoctrination to the mainstream ideology, is when an individual feels that has overcome ideologies—in most cases, this means that the individual in question, has internalised the dominant ideology, whatever that may be. This is what seems to be going on across the middle classes of Europe. I cannot authoritatively talk about the whole of Europe, but as far as Cyprus and England is concerned, I have quite a strong opinion.

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