workers’ rights

Today's Obsession: Belittling Labor

Guernica magazine has a fascinating (also, very long! Save to your Instapaper account and read later) article attempting to explain the current employment situation, starting with an intriguing mini-history of the role of the skilled craftsperson through the twentieth century. It’s written through kind of a Marxist lens, so it takes the stance that...

Today's Obsession: Without A Net

This is an interesting piece at the Atlantic; the author describes responses to her declarations of going solo. In metro areas, the response is very positive, a “awesome, you’re doing your own thing!” sentiment. In smaller towns, not so much. The response is closer to “are you nuts?” curious to see responses from different...