Tag Archives: Work

The ‘Hidden Mechanisms’ That Help Those Born Rich to Excel in Elite Jobs

When two sociologists interviewed highly paid architects, TV producers, actors, and accountants, they encountered work cultures that favor the already affluent. By Joe Pinsker Source: The Atlantic Over the past five years, the sociologists Daniel Laurison and Sam Friedman have … Continue reading

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A belief in meritocracy is not only false: it’s bad for you

By Clifton Mark Source: Aeon ‘We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else …’ Barack Obama, inaugural address, 2013 ‘We must … Continue reading

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What Are We Working For? The Economic System is a Labyrinthine Trap

By Edward Curtin Source: Global Research One also knows from his letters that nothing appeared more sacred to Van Gogh than work.” – John Berger, “Vincent Van Gogh,” Portraits Ever since I was a young boy, I have wondered why people … Continue reading

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Retconning History

By CH Source: The Hipcrime Vocab “He who controls the past, controls the future; and he who controls the present, controls the past.”–George Orwell “The mistake of judging the men of other periods by the morality of our own day … Continue reading

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Your Life Is Not Limited To One Path

By Joe Martino Source: Collective Evolution It is no secret that life can sometimes feel like a limited paved road laid out before us that we feel the need to stick to. Look at how we are brought up. Most … Continue reading

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American Society Would Collapse If It Weren’t for These 8 Myths

By Lee Camp Source: TruthDig Our society should’ve collapsed by now. You know that, right? No society should function with this level of inequality (with the possible exception of one of those prison planets in a “Star Wars” movie). Sixty-three … Continue reading

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This Viral ‘Feel-Good’ Story Is Actually an Indictment of American Labor Hell

By Luke O’Neil Source: Observer In what’s quickly become the feel-good story of the week, a young Alabama man named Walter Carr is being lauded across the country for his perseverance and indomitable spirit. It’s the type of story that … Continue reading

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Suicide? American Society is Murdering Us

By Ted Rall Source: CounterPunch They say that 10 million Americans seriously consider committing suicide every year. In 1984, when I was 20, I was one of them. Most people who kill themselves feel hopeless. They are miserable and distraught … Continue reading

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