Word: Precariat

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jan 7 15:46:43 UTC 2014

Wordspy (Paul McFedries) posted precariat back in 2011

precariat   - Posted on March 3, 2011
n. People whose lives are precarious because they have little or no
job security. [Precarious + proletariat.]


The date of the first citation was approximate:
Socialist Review: Volume 20," Agenda Publishing Co., January 1, 1990 (approx)

(I thought incorrectly that I had already searched Wordspy)

On Tue, Jan 7, 2014 at 10:38 AM, ADSGarson O'Toole
<adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
> Precariat appears to be a deliberate variant of proletariat.
> Website: Techcrunch
> Title: It’s A Wonderful Life, For A Few Of Us
> Author: Jon Evans
> Date: December 22, 2013
> http://techcrunch.com/2013/12/21/but-not-so-much-for-the-rest/
> [Begin excerpt]
> So people who aren’t rich, and aren’t in tech — the vast majority, I
> hasten to remind you — will increasingly become part of the precariat:
> [Nested quotation]
> This is not just a matter of having insecure employment, of being in
> jobs of limited duration and with minimal labour protection, although
> all this is widespread. It is being in a status that offers no sense
> of career, no sense of secure occupational identity and few, if any,
> entitlements to the state and enterprise benefits that several
> generations … had come to expect as their due.
> [End nested quotation]
> [End excerpt]
> Wikipedia already has an entry which was created around September 16,
> 2011 according to the history tab information.
> Precariat
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Precariat
> Garson

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