"Portfolio of Things to Generate an Income" - Hat Tip Lambert!
If you haven't read Lambert's Water Cooler Links at NC today, these two (artfully juxtaposed) deserve amplification. Every bit as much as "Doctor" Sundararajan deserves to be widely mocked and reviled.
“‘We may end up with a future in which a fraction of the work force would do a portfolio of things to generate an income — you could be an Uber driver, an Instacart shopper, an Airbnb host and a Taskrabbit,’ Dr. Sundararajan said” [New York Times]. You first, Perfesser! [Bold type added by me.]
You can earn $13K a year selling, er, fecal transplants [WaPo]. Something to add to my “portfolio of things to generate an income”! [Bold type added by me.]
The good doctor doesn't seem to realize that writing stuff like this is only going to accelerate the arrival of the Pitchfork Brigades. Not helpful to his Elite handlers or the NYT.
NOTE: A commenter at NC astutely remarked that "Doctor" Sundararajan's seems to be importing the Indian caste system mentality into what he thinks is jake for the 99.9% of the western world's economic slaves. Come to think of it, good timing on his part, since some of us are realizing that there is a class system and a class war going on over here, and "untouchables" is a good proxy for how the Point Oh One Percent Elites view the rest of us now that they pulled off their great wealth-transfer coup of 2007.