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The People Who Make Your Favorite Movies and Shows Are Fed Up

Shirley Li The Atlantic
If you watch television, or films, you should think about who is making them and under what conditions. Eighteen-hour workdays, no lunch breaks. Car accidents caused by sleep deprivation. A crew member who returned to set the day after a miscarriage.

Why It’s High Time to Move on From ‘Just-in-Time’ Supply Chains

Kim Moody The Guardian
This logistical model is the engine of breakneck capitalism. But its fragility is now being exposed. Decades of deregulation, privatisation and market worship have left society vulnerable to the unbidden force of “just-in-time” supply chains.

China’s Market Reformers

Jake Werner Dissent
While China is often seen as an outlier from neoliberal trends, its transformation in recent decades was not at odds with tectonic shifts in the global system of growth but an essential part of it.