It’s not us it’s you: the DWP’s Brave New World of human programming

In our neoliberal world, the blame for being unemployed lies firmly with the individual who has ‘failed’ to find a job, and not with a system that fails to create jobs and only succeeds in increasing inequality. The DWP and its subcontractors must therefore be seen to make these ‘failures’ employable, and the unemployed must be conditioned to accept their personal accountability. Much of the responsibility for this conditioning has been handed to the private contractors who run the Work Programme, and they have taken up the task with enthusiasm. Indeed, the list of courses provided by Triage Central Ltd (reproduced below) could almost be mistaken for parody.

Source: It’s not us it’s you: the DWP’s Brave New World of human programming

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