Jul 142013
 
Idle Talk is Rhodders’ philosophy based radio show/podcast aimed at making philosophy interesting and accessible for everyone. The show  is live 9pm uk time Sunday 7th June over at 1Radio.org. Join in the debate in the chart rooms and on Skype using the name- rhodders.com

Topic

E-mail and the alienation of the worker. Carl Marx wrote that under a capitalist economic system  society divides itself into two classes: the property owners and the property-less workers. In this arrangement, the workers not only suffer impoverishment but also experience an estrangement or alienation from the world. Fast forward a few years and the world of work has become even stranger. It is quite normal now to send an e-mail to somebody you are sitting opposite instead of talking to them face-to-face. Tonight we ask is there any truth in Marx’ theory of alienation and if so has technology made the problem worse?

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