[Marxism] Google is becoming "just another company" as fast as Obama is becoming "just another candidate"
Ruthless Critic of All that Exists
ok.president+marxml at gmail.com
Sat Jul 5 00:52:28 MDT 2008
"Google may be providing the greatest day care ever, but so what? It
doesn't matter how good the day care is if only its wealthiest
employees can afford to use it. If Google had really wanted to do
something path-breaking about its day care crisis, it would have spent
less time creating elitist day care centers and more time figuring out
how to "scale" day care for everybody no matter what their salaries.
Instead, Google has shown that it thinks about day care the same way
every other company does — as a luxury, not a benefit. Judging by
what's transpired, that's what Google is fast becoming: just another
The underlying truth (which is now coming to the fore) may be the same
in both cases: in capitalism, you cannot be a "different, better kind
of company", not for long anyway, just as you cannot be a "different,
better kind of candidate". Structural constraints rule it out, even if
you want to.
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