Louis Hyman’s new book, Temp: How American Work, American Business, and the American Dream Became Temporary, shows that this shift in work did not happen on its own, and that it began long before the founding of Uber or TaskRabbit. In this persuasive and richly detailed history, Hyman traces a decades-long campaign to eliminate salaried positions and replace them with contract work. Between the emergence of the first temp agencies in the 1940s and the growing power of management consultants in the ’70s, American business adopted a new set of principles and began to squeeze not just blue-collar workers but also middle managers and top executives. The unmaking of the good job, Hyman argues, followed not from technological advances but from an organizational breakthrough, as executives at companies like Manpower Inc. and McKinsey & Co. convinced businesses to add and shed staff at a moment’s notice, with little regard for their employees’ well-being or the effects on society.The Nation
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BREAKING: Trump pardons Anthony Levandowski, who was found guilty of stealing self-driving car secrets from Google before working at Uber.
"involvement in a political project"
AKA defrauding Trump supporters of money to pretend to build a wall.
I'm surprised Trump pardoned him. I would have thought he'd have been pissed that he hadn't thought of it himself.
What a fucking world.
Full clemency list from the White House is 143 people (73 pardons, 70 commutations). Broidy and Bannon are listed back to back.
Trump pardoning a guy indicted by the Trump Justice Department for defrauding Trump supporters over the fake Trump wall is a fitting ending to the Trump presidency.
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