All work and no pay: The Great Speedup

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June 20, 2011
Mother Jones
by Monika Bauerlein and Clara Jeffery  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"To understand how we got here, first let's consider the Ben Franklin-Horatio Alger-Henry Ford ur-myth: To balk at working hard — really, really hard — brands you as profoundly un-American. Who besides the archetypical Japanese salaryman derives so much of his self-image from self-sacrifice on the job? Slacker is one of the most biting insults available in polite company. And so we kowtow to — nay, embrace — a cultural maxim that just happens to be enormously convenient to corporate America." (for publication 07/11)

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