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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One of the girls in my 9 year old’s class just said “My favorite author, other than myself, is Judy Blume,” and that’s the energy I want to see from all women writers going forward
Love you all.
Be brave. Be this pony.
Seeing this pony working up the courage to jump over a tiny step made my day
Mmm. There’s a line between thinking through scenarios so you are reasonably prepared and less caught off guard vs catastrophizing such that you have the emotional impact of worst case stuff.
I am terrible at respecting that line. Try to be better than me, kids. https://twitter.com/ChatsVoid/status/1350305395064115201
I’m a self fulfilling prophet.
@steve_vladeck “Over the past six months, this Court has repeatedly sidestepped its usual deliberative processes, often at the Government’s request, allowing it to push forward with an unprecedented, breakneck timetable of executions.”
Sotomayor is right + it’s absolutely horrifying.
Reminder: the execution of Lezmond Mitchell set a horrible precedent. He was a Navajo citizen & the crimes occurred on the Navajo Nation. The Navajo are anti-death penalty but the Trump administration killed him anyway & used a loophole to do it (he was executed for car jacking). https://twitter.com/taniel/status/1350299028014178308
Justice Sotomayor, on the Trump administration’s rush to kill.
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