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(The New York Times)   Where is our Care Economy?   (nytimes.com) divider line
    More: Murica, Infrastructure, baby care, infrastructure debate, raising children, community care, child care workers of many kinds, Babysitting, final years  
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2021-04-16 9:52:44 AM  
You can't have a Don't Care Economy without a Care Economy, so that's close enough, right?
 
2021-04-16 10:56:17 AM  
Don't care
Had profit
 
2021-04-16 11:33:35 AM  
The lazy sit at home stock owners are putting all that free care into the bank.
 
2021-04-16 11:53:33 AM  
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2021-04-16 1:58:23 PM  
Child care and elder care are another of those things like DoorDash that, even when the workers are massively underpaid, still costs far more to supply than its customers can afford, so it ends up being a loss for everyone involved. It's a strange situation where people want to pay someone almost as much as they get paid themselves because they like their own jobs better.

Makes you wonder who is going to supply the care, and what kind of quality the care will be. It doesn't seem to be a career that people are particularly interested in getting into.
 
2021-04-16 6:53:19 PM  
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2021-04-16 7:33:13 PM  
The care economy is basically in the corner crying, while the big meanie head in a suit is power walking by pretending not to see, hoping not to make eye contact.
 
2021-04-16 7:53:14 PM  
You can have care if you can afford it.
 
2021-04-16 9:15:35 PM  
Well if we had something like that going on, then you might see the most-farked actually having some level societal mobility. That would kill the underpinnings of our service-centric economy.

And that's why we can't have nice things.
 
2021-04-16 9:33:22 PM  

Nullav: Well if we had something like that going on, then you might see the most-farked actually having some level societal mobility. That would kill the underpinnings of our service-centric economy.

And that's why we can't have nice things.


I recommend that you think the rest of the way through what you just wrote. Here are some hints:

1. What kind of job, exactly, is a care job? Is it family supporting? Does it involves the production of goods? Or does it involve providing a.... (Finishing the question is left as an exercise for the reader.)
2. What is the social stratum of people who typically do such jobs?
 
2021-04-16 9:51:01 PM  
I'm so glad my elders have already passed and the ones left are destitute so the state cares for them. Phew. Dodged that bullet.
 
2021-04-16 11:17:03 PM  
Neat. A crypto-patriarchy article that wants us to bring back white women staying in the home except during wartime. How's that Philipino nanny working out for you, NYT? Does she take care of your one kid while her 3 are across an ocean?
 
2021-04-17 12:18:21 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: Neat. A crypto-patriarchy article that wants us to bring back white women staying in the home except during wartime. How's that Philipino nanny working out for you, NYT? Does she take care of your one kid while her 3 are across an ocean?


You're trying to tell me that the author of this article, who also happens to be the author of this article
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/​a​rchive/2012/07/why-women-still-cant-ha​ve-it-all/309020/

And also the author of this book

https://www.amazon.com/Unfinished-Bus​i​ness-Women-Work-Family/dp/0812984978/r​ef=nodl_

is looking for a patriarchy.

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2021-04-17 7:23:16 AM  
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/oblig
 
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