China migrant 'underclass' emerging
According to Amnesty International "China's millions of migrant workers are denied access to healthcare, education and good working conditions and are fast becoming an 'urban underclass'".
But all we hear about is the freakin' stock market crash. Search for China Stock Market in Google News today, and you get over ten thousand results:
Now, search for china migrant workers. Under 600 results.
It's even worse if you search for china underclass: 107 results.
Just a simple example of how capital gets far more coverage than labour. china business gets 32,766 results today while china labour gets 1,710.
Ever notice there's a business section in all newspapers, but no labour section? This makes no sense when you think about the proportion of people who work for wage or salary, compared to those who own a business or live off of investments. Somehow the interests of capital and those who own it have become paramount, overshadowing the interests of everyone else.