Gerard Van der Leun on Tue, 16 Jun 1998 08:39:33 +0200 (MET DST)

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Re: <nettime> honest work

Richard Barbrook wrote:

> Since this advert is for the Global Business Network, I think that the job
> description should include:
> * Uncritical belief in every idiocy of neo-liberal economics (aka free
> market fundamentalism, la pensee unique, etc.);
> * Total committment to transforming technological progress into
> socio-economic regression;
> * Blind faith in the imminent arrival of the 'Long Boom' even as the East Asian
> economies implode;
> * Absolute certainty that entering the twenty-first century is exactly the same
> as returning to the eighteenth century;
> * Never criticising the environmental damage and human rights abuses carried
> out by Shell or any other sponsor of the GBN.
> Any other suggestions from the nettime crew??

You forgot:

Willingness to have any idealism the candidate possesses stripmined
without the least regard for the truth.

Willingness to work for lots of "I-got-miners" for a salary
equivalent to twenty-five cents and two Wheaties boxtops.

Ability to identify 9 out of ten global non-entities on the basis of
their mugshots on the site.

Ability to turn-off any bullshit detectors on demand.
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