Very scary piece on eugenics in The States from the 1930's through to the 1970s. The popularity of the eugenics movement made me realise that the fight against Hitler's Nazism wasn't quite as simple as 'good versus evil'.
So here we have a venture using the internet to drive wages down because there are so many people desperate for extra money in this economic climate - and I am supposed to think this is a good thing?
I suppose I should just consider myself lucky I don't work for one of the 'traditional lawn care services' mentioned in the article.
I find some aspects of the crowdsourcing concept quite exciting (eg crowd funding, micro-financing) but I am seeing more and more applications that are just exploiting the fact that there a lot of people desperate for work and all just cutting each others throats by working for peanuts.
These kind of applications are unsustainable in the mid to long term and really are a race to the bottom, in my opinion.