Wage Slavery in the Tech Sector
We keep talking about corporate social responsibility and being good corporate citizens. Do our investment and consumption policies reflect that?
I stopped for a coffee at Starbucks in Limassol this morning and saw two delivery workers for a popular delivery service waiting for their deliveries. They were both Asian immigrants.
I imagine they are at minimum wage. And I imagine they can barely afford Starbucks coffees given that minimum wage. I rarely see Cypriots delivering food, and I can imagine why.
We have built an economic model based on incredible inequality and a growing and permanent underclass.
The fact that we do so using global brand names and billions in venture capital is frankly repugnant. I wonder what the CEO of this firm makes and whether he gives a damn.