Sunday, July 26, 2015

Nail Salon Exploitation Hoax


The New York Times has pretty much just starting phoning it in.

People want to believe that these "exposes" are a way to help the poor.

But in fact these stories are just attempts by poorly educated humanities majors from expensive colleges, working in a deservedly dying industry, to lash out at the rich.

Even reading the original "story" on its merits, the chief outrage seems to be more about the wealth of the customers than the bad conditions of the workers.  Just having a job is "exploitative," in the view of the New York Times folks who have never had one. And that makes sense, in a way:  If you were a Social Work-Lit double major at Brown, the idea of actually creating value in a real job is pretty disgusting.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Do you have suggestions on where we could find more examples of this phenomenon?