Come Saturday Morning: US Tech’s Ageism and the Myth of the “Tech Worker Shortage”

By: Saturday March 29, 2014 6:45 am

As a sixtysomething tech worker once told me, tech companies want a 20-10-10: A twenty-year-old with ten years experience who’ll work for $10 an hour. Since those sort of workers are rather thin on the ground, Silicon Valley resorts to massive abuse of H-1B visas — that is, when they aren’t busy setting up factories in Bangalore or Chengdu.

 

Plutocrats Misdirecting Social Security and Medicare Debate With Ageism

By: Wednesday March 6, 2013 8:10 am

You may have noticed an interesting frame the plutocrats and their spokespeople are using in the debate over reducing social security and medicare benefits – pitting the young against the old. The campaign is relentless, smearing the elderly as parasitic and stealing from the young.

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