Business & Economics - Labor

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Bullshit Jobs: A Theory

David Graeber

From bestselling writer David Graeber—"a master of opening up thought and stimulating debate" (Slate)—a powerful argument against the rise of meaningless, unfulfilling jobs…and their consequences.Does your job make a m...

Published: May 2019

Finding Time: The Economics of Work-L...

Heather Boushey

"Ambitious, fast-paced, fact-filled, and accessible."―Science"A compelling case for why achieving the right balance of time with our families…is vital to the economic success and prosperity of our nation… A must r...

Published: Oct 2019

A Boy Named Beckoning: The True Story...

Gina Capaldi

This story reveals the remarkable life of a Native American boy named Wassaja, or "Beckoning," who was kidnapped from his Yavapai tribe and sold as a slave. Adopted by an Italian photographer in 1871 and renamed Carlos Montezuma, the ...

Published: Aug 2019

Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry I...

Matthew B. Crawford

A philosopher/mechanic's wise (and sometimes funny) look at the challenges and pleasures of working with one's hands Called "the sleeper hit of the publishing season" (The Boston Globe), Shop Class as Soulcraft became an i...

Published: Apr 2010

Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Pre...

Steven Greenhouse

"A page-turning book that spans a century of worker strikes.... Engrossing, character-driven, panoramic." --Zephyr Teachout, The New York Times Book Review We live in an era of soaring corporate profits and anemic wage gai...

Published: Jul 2020

Lost in Work: Escaping Capitalism (Ou...

Amelia Horgan

'Work hard, get paid.' It's simple. Self-evident. But it's also a lie—at least for most of us. For young people today, the old assumptions are crumbling; hard work in school no longer guarantees a secure, well-paying job in the f...

Published: Mar 2021

The New Geography of Jobs

Enrico Moretti

"A persuasive look at why some U.S. cities have prospered in recent decades while others have declined."—Bloomberg Businessweek We're used to thinking of the United States in opposing terms: red versus blue, haves versus h...

Published: Mar 2013

The Mind at Work: Valuing the Intelli...

Mike Rose

Read Mike Rose's posts on the Penguin Blog./bAs did the national bestseller Nickel and Dimed, Mike Rose's revelatory book demolishes the long-held notion that people who work with their hands make up a less intelligent class. He sho...

Published: Aug 2005

My Job: Real People at Work Around th...

Suzanne Skees

MY JOB: Real People at Work Around the World is a compilation of vivid first-person accounts of people in unique jobs from a diverse range of cultures and sectors. Never before has such a collection of stories been gathered. Building ...

Published: Nov 2016

120 Sample Write-Ups for Employee Per...

Dave Young

Are you looking for a stress-free, professional way to address your employees' performance issues without having them spiral into a litigious frenzy? You're in luck! Crafted and regularly updated to reflect the latest in employment ...

Published: May 2021
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