Jody Berland on Wed, 14 Jun 2000 01:12:59 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> The Ideology of Immateriality

There is extensive research that shows that in North America, at least, the
wage gap between high income earners and low income earners is growing at a
very fast rate and is larger than at any time in modern history.  Where an
executive once made 10 or 20 times the lowest paid employee, it is now quite
possible that the difference is in the hundreds.  Disney is usually the
favourite example but McDonalds would probably do just as well.   The story
made the front page of The Toronto Star this morning and has been
extensively investigated in any number of journals, magazines, public
affairs commentaries etc.  That sounds like a good start for the evidence
you are asking for.
Jody Berland

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Date: June 12, 2000 8:24 PM
Subject: Re: <nettime> The Ideology of Immateriality

>From:  Tom Gray@MITEL on 06/12/2000 03:47 PM
>There have been many claims that the new economy is producing only 'McJobs.'
>However is there any evidence of this. We are experiencing one of the greatest
>booms in historry with an enormous creation on non-inflationary wealth with
>major increases in employment and income. What evidence is there that this is
>marked only by a large incease in the number of minimum wage jobs? The evidence
>all points the other way.

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