Today’s Labor Day in the United States. It feels to me there’s a connection between this holiday and The Dream. Here’s a short Labor Day history
from the New York Times.
Workers before Labor Day became a holiday worked under terrible conditions, for long hours and low pay. Now we still work long hours. The conditions may be better, for white collar workers.
But are they really? Physically they might be better. But how about emotionally and psychologically? How about pay? Again for white collar workers, pay is higher, but how much of it is simply paid back to the dream pushers.
This is to say nothing about minimum wage workers in the US. For example, many of the workers in the building where I live often work 60+ hours a week and can barely afford to survive, not to even consider thriving.