Pity the Poor Luddite: The end of work under capitalism and the rise of the surplus labor army

“Pity the poor Luddites! No movement in history has done more underserved service as an ideological whipping boy.  For nearly two centuries, this small contingent of the doomed and desperate men who struggled across the pages of English history in a few brief outbursts between 1811 and 1816 has been a favorite target for the […]