January 15th, 2011 § § permalink
City firms are doing government work for free in the hope of getting future contracts when times are easier and the public aren’t looking:
On one recent government contract five contractors all bid to undertake the work for £1, he said. But Downey also acknowledged that there was a degree of self-interest on the part of firms, which are expecting a resurgence of consultancy in government in the near future.
It’s like medieval nobles showering the king with gifts, knowing he’ll repay them ten times over with other people’s possessions.
December 29th, 2010 § § permalink
Wobbly in the Shell:
The army of production must be organized, not only for the everyday struggle with capitalists, but also to carry on production when capitalism shall have been overthrown. By organizing industrially we are forming the structure of the new society within the shell of the old.
December 25th, 2010 § § permalink
Jesus. This really isn’t a parody:
Product Red, styled as (PRODUCT)RED, is a brand licensed to partner companies such as Nike, American Express (UK), Apple Inc., Starbucks, Converse, Bugaboo, Penguin Classics (UK & International), Gap, Emporio Armani, Hallmark (US) and Dell. It was founded in 2006 by U2 frontman and activist Bono and Bobby Shriver of ONE/DATA to engage the private sector in raising awareness and funds to help eliminate AIDS in Africa