Adam Townsend on Twitter: "Thread o' 馃敟 Lets discuss this, is it a good thing? For years, Google has been seeking to wrest control of the city from its government; https://t.co/1FHKD124qn" / Twitter

Adam Townsend

@ adamscrabble

Jun 18

Google company town. Omnipresent Google keeping workers ideologically/behaviorally economized. Regimenting who/what/why/when/where comes in, what books in its library, what happens in its theaters and meetings halls. Asymmetrical warfare. Google has your labor and autonomy.

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Adam Townsend

@ adamscrabble

Jun 18

Kicking people out of company towns can be a violent thing, the Homestead strike and "Ludlow Massacre" was what happened once, and will happen again, were sparked by the violent eviction of striking workers from their company-owned housing.

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Adam Townsend

@ adamscrabble

Jun 18

His town was outside of Chicago, lots of parks, trees, library hotel, bar and a church. Pullman owned eveything, leased it, it was uber before uber, fractional ownership. But soon workers wee afraid to go the the Pullman bar, there were always watchful "supervisors"

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Adam Townsend

@ adamscrabble

Jun 18

In a few years a recession hit, Pullman lowered peoples hours and wages, but didnt fire them. And..he didn't lower rents So, the workers/townfol fell on hard times. They owed back rent, so they couldnt quit! Company towns always end badly... Same thing happened to "Hershey Town"

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Adam Townsend

@ adamscrabble

Jun 18

The value of coupon is NOT a declared part of personal income & can be used also in supermarkets, gas stations and even restaurants. Alcoa pay stubs show median base wage of $1.21hr but...w/attendance, punctuality, etc bonuses and coupons, median wage for line worker =$1.95

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Adam Townsend

@ adamscrabble

Jun 18

As Google will push VERY aggressively soon to manage wage labor inflation, they might try what Greece, barter used when cash is scarce. A system of digital exchange is the Local Alternative Unit, or TEM. 1 TEM = 1 euro. Its not currency, its a way of calculating bartered values

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