Free Cogs

There are upsides to being a cog, even if you're not in a machine

The great irony of the gig economy is that free agents have some of the most rigidly prescribed roles imaginable in industrial-style corporate machines. Late-capitalist corporations are some of the most machine-like organizations ever seen in history.

The classic image of Charlie Chaplin caught in a gear train (from Modern Times) is perhaps a better vis…

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