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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So is Apple Messages on Catalina going to say "Downloading Messages from iCloud…" forever? Or just a few months?
I often find that the key to getting over my anxiety about writing a document or email is to stop thinking I have to make it perfect.
It's a conversation. You can improve it over time if you have to, but more than likely, just getting the *idea* across is what really matters.
It's an Armageddon fetish, straight up. I wish it were complicated, but it's not. They fetishize Judaism as peripheral and integral to the Rapture.
But if you ask them if Jewish folks go to heaven and enjoy the Eternal Kingdom?
"Well... no, but they're nice people." https://twitter.com/morphonios/status/1310287853964931076
Many evangelicals are so enthralled with Israel that, at yesterday's prayer rally in Washington DC, they went to the Washington monument and pretended it was the wailing wall in Jerusalem. That is some Grade A craziness right there.
Revealed: Trump campaign strategy to deter millions of Black Americans from voting in 2016
https://www.channel4.com/news/revealed-trump-campaign-strategy-to-deter-millions-of-black-americans-from-voting-in-2016 via @Channel4News
This is super sweet.
D&D, Zoom, and…you'll have to read for the magic part.
So this funny thing happened in #DND yesterday. Our party had just defeated a demonic cult priest and a rogue who'd been a thorn in our sides for months and months. The rogue had a bunch of letters on him, including one called "The Heartwood Inquiry," written in infernal...
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