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The Politics of Getting a Life | Jacobin
"The furious passion for work is not a constant of human nature but rather something that must be constantly reinforced, and successive versions of the work ethic have been used to stoke that passion."
work  work-ethic  labor  economics  ideology 
december 2012 by tsuomela
Worry Isn't Work - Dan Pallotta - Harvard Business Review
Worry isn't work. Being stressed out isn't work. Anxiety isn't work. Entertaining a sense of impending doom isn't work. Incessant internal verbal punishment isn't work. Indulging the great unknown fear in your own mind isn't work. Hating yourself isn't work.

Work is the manifestation of value, and anyone who tells you that a person whose mind is 50% occupied with anxiety is more likely to manifest value is a person who isn't manifesting much.
work  anxiety  culture  puritan  work-ethic  american  morality  economics 
december 2010 by tsuomela
The Blow the Working Class Saw Coming
"This crisis is urgent," the people on television keep saying, and when the cameras are turned off, they probably go home to plush apartments in Washington and New York. The people for whom it really is urgent have stopped listening, and not just because the cable is getting cut off. The problems are simply too immediate for them to pay attention to people who talk about economic theories, about bailouts and tariffs and gross domestic product. In this world, there are actual sheriffs with actual eviction notices. Something needs to be done now, today.
economics  crisis  stimulus  rhetoric  work  class  work-ethic  labor  politics  disconnect 
february 2009 by tsuomela
How to Be Happy in Academe - ChronicleReview.com
I'm not saying I didn't work hard. But as I look back, my major feeling, after teaching for years as an adjunct and working 80-hour weeks in real estate, is great satisfaction in having any job at all in philosophy. Because for many years, I never expected to get one — and even after I did, I kept looking over my shoulder at the shadow of what might have been.
academia  work-ethic  work  jobs  philosophy  location 
january 2009 by tsuomela

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