Shoshana Zuboff’s new book, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, explores a new step in the history of capitalism, where big tech is making profits with data, extracted from citizens without their consent—with destructive effects on the economy, democracy and individual lives.
The ‘love of my country’ is often based on the belief that if ‘my country’ does well, I will do well, too. However, this love is not mutual. ‘My country’ doesn’t love me back—unless I belong to its privileged class.
Is the worker free to choose whether to work on a holiday or not? Is it truly a free choice? And if a worker feels the need to work on a holiday to earn double instead of taking a day off, what does this suggest about the cost of living?