Modern Labor

Kafka has this to say about the entrepreneurial culture:

“The animal wrests the whip from its master and whips itself in order to become master, not knowing that this is only a fantasy produced by a new knot in the master’s whiplash.”

This thought is prophetic not only because there was no entrepreneurial culture as we know it in those days, but also because it is a thought about innovation and technical change.


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One Response to Modern Labor

  1. Yes, and Kafka’s fierce poetic analogy anticipates McLuhan.

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