Working simply to pay off debt is an increasingly large component of the time quotient that characterizes our precarious economy. Since debts are the wages of the future, creditors are requiring debtors to tie up their time for decades to come. Just as the struggle over wages was a defining feature of the industrial era, the struggle over debt is becoming a frontline conflict of our times.
Andrew Ross; Occupy, Debt, and the Wages of the Future: A Response to Guy Standing. Public Culture 1 January 2013; 25 (1 (69)): 25–28. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/08992363-1890441
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