1 Name: Anonymous : 2016-01-30 10:49
New Age Capitalism: Ah you like your job? So why should I pay you?
2 Name: Anonymous : 2016-02-02 06:22
That's some far fetched logic haha
3 Name: Anonymous : 2016-02-02 12:22
It's been a while, but I actually remember a philosopher talking about this concept on the radio. Essentially saying that the problem with volunteering is that by doing so it evaluates the time/cost of the task at zero. If a task is worth doing at all, then it has value; thus, any work towards that value should be paid for. Doing otherwise trivialises the task.
For social issues I think volunteering is even more harmful; in the UK the Conservative government has been trying to push "big society" i.e. large scale volunteering to solve problems that they're creating. You just need to look at the rise in soup kitchen use to see that. But since volunteers are caring for that, why would they need to change anything on their end?
But I don't think it's "New Age" capitalism, just straight capitalism - any cost reduction that results in increased profit is a positive change. Capitalism is designed to benefit the shareholders, not the workers or customers.
4 Name: Anonymous : 2016-02-02 21:15
That part about soup kitchens is really insightful. I'll be sharing this whenever the topic comes up.
5 Name: Anonymous : 2016-02-25 18:56
Has anyone here read /Toxic Charity/ by Robert D. Lupton? It's a great book about this kind of thing.
6 Name: Anonymous : 2016-02-28 17:56
Thanks for the recommendation, I'll check it out.