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Bullshit Jobs: The Rise of Pointless Work, and What We Can Do About It

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Bullshit Jobs: The Rise of Pointless Work, and What We Can Do About It

David Graeber

Sociology: work & labour; Social & cultural anthropology; Business & Economics; Labour economics; Working patterns & practices; Advice on careers & achieving success

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Back in 1930, the economist John Maynard Keynes prophesied that by the century's end, technology would see us all working... [more]

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Fair Shot: Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn

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Fair Shot: Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn

Chris Hughes

Poverty & unemployment; Social classes; Business & Economics; Macroeconomics; Labour economics

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Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes makes the case that one percenters like him should pay their fortune forward in a radically... [more]

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Basic Income: And How We Can Make It Happen

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Basic Income: And How We Can Make It Happen

Guy Standing

Sociology: work & labour; Welfare & benefit systems; Business & Economics; Labour economics; Economic history

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'Basic Income is an idea whose time has come, and Guy Standing has pioneered our understanding of it... Standing's analysis... [more]

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The Wealth of Humans: Work and Its Absence in the Twenty-first Century

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The Wealth of Humans: Work and Its Absence in the Twenty-first Century

Ryan Avent

Business & Economics; Labour economics; Impact of science & technology on society

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To work is human. It puts food on the table, meaningfully structures our days, and strengthens our social ties. When work... [more]

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White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America

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White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America

Joan C. Williams

History; Social classes; Labour economics

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Joan C. Williams explains how the term working class has been misapplied--it is, in fact, the elusive, purportedly disappearing... [more]

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Economics of the Labour Market: Unemployment, Long-Term Unemployment and the Costs of Unemployment

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Economics of the Labour Market: Unemployment, Long-Term Unemployment and...

P. N. Junankar

Business & Economics; Employment & unemployment

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He argues that the growth of unemployment and long-term unemployment is mainly due to a lack of aggregated demand and not... [more]

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Vulnerability, Exploitation and Migrants: Insecure Work in a Globalised Economy

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Vulnerability, Exploitation and Migrants: Insecure Work in a Globalised...

Hannah Lewis, Klara Skrivankova, Louise Waite, Gary Craig

Migration, immigration & emigration; Globalization; Sociology: work & labour; Politics & government; Labour economics

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Globalization, the economic crisis and related policies of austerity have led to a growth in extreme exploitation at work,... [more]

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Rising Inequality in China: Challenges to a Harmonious Society

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Rising Inequality in China: Challenges to a Harmonious Society

Shi Li (Beijing Normal University), Hiroshi Sato (Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo), Terry Sicular (University of Western Ontario)

History; Poverty & unemployment; Labour economics; Development economics; Welfare economics

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This book, a sequel to Inequality and Public Policy in China (2008), examines changes from 2002 to 2007 in the Chinese distribution... [more]

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Women and Fundamentalism in Islam and Catholicism: Negotiating Modernity in a Globalized World

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Women and Fundamentalism in Islam and Catholicism: Negotiating Modernity...

Patricia Madigan

Religion & beliefs; Religion: general; Islamic life & practice; Gender studies: women; Religious groups: social & cultural aspects; Labour economics

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Takes a historical-theological approach to understanding the complex relationships among gender, religion, economics and politics... [more]

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Nickel and Dimed: Undercover in Low-Wage America

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Nickel and Dimed: Undercover in Low-Wage America

Barbara Ehrenreich (Y)

Memoirs; Poverty & unemployment; Business & Economics; Labour economics

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A contemporary classic that has changed the way we see America. [more]

$22.99

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The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money

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The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money

John Maynard Keynes

Business & Economics; Economic theory & philosophy; Labour economics

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Originally published: New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1936. [more]

$31.95

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The Technology Trap: Capital, Labor, and Power in the Age of Automation

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The Technology Trap: Capital, Labor, and Power in the Age of Automation...

Carl Benedikt Frey

Business & Economics; Economics; Labour economics; Science funding & policy; Ethical & social aspects of computing; Artificial intelligence

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How the history of technological revolutions can help us better understand economic and political polarization in the age... [more]

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Humans as a Service: The Promise and Perils of Work in the Gig Economy

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Humans as a Service: The Promise and Perils of Work in the Gig Economy

Jeremias Prassl

Business & Economics; Employment & unemployment; International economic & trade law; Employment & labour law; IT & Communications law

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Is crowdsourcing the future of work? This book offers a lively and critical account of the gig economy: its promises and realities,... [more]

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Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don't Talk about It)

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Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don't Talk...

Elizabeth Anderson

Social & political philosophy; Political science & theory; Business & Economics; Employment & unemployment; Employment & labour law

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Why our workplaces are authoritarian private governments-and why we can't see it One in four American workers says their... [more]

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Employee Engagement: A Practical Introduction

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Employee Engagement: A Practical Introduction

Emma Bridger

Business & Economics; Employment & unemployment; Personnel & human resources management; Employment contracts

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Equip yourself with the knowledge and tools to build, drive and measure employee engagement with this essential guide from... [more]

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The Winding Road to the Welfare State: Economic Insecurity and Social Welfare Policy in Britain

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The Winding Road to the Welfare State: Economic Insecurity and Social Welfare...

George R. Boyer

Business & Economics; Labour economics; Welfare economics; Economic systems & structures; Economic history; Public finance

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How did Britain transform itself from a nation of workhouses to one that became a model for the modern welfare state? The... [more]

$87.00

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A History of America in Ten Strikes

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A History of America in Ten Strikes

Erik Loomis (University of Rhode Island)

History; History of the Americas; Central government policies; Labour economics; Industrial relations; Employment & labour law

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The thrilling stories of defining moments in labor history, told through two centuries of emblematic strikes [more]

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Gigged: The Gig Economy, the End of the Job and the Future of Work

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Gigged: The Gig Economy, the End of the Job and the Future of Work

Sarah Kessler

Social forecasting, future studies; Politics & government; Employment & unemployment; Economic forecasting; Advice on careers & achieving success

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Praise for Gigged`Sarah Kessler's wonderful book offers unprecedented illumination of the promise, and the peril, of the gig... [more]

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Where Economics Went Wrong: Chicago's Abandonment of Classical Liberalism

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Where Economics Went Wrong: Chicago's Abandonment of Classical Liberalism...

David Colander, Craig Freedman

Business & Economics; Economics; Economic theory & philosophy; Labour economics; Welfare economics; Economic history

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How modern economics abandoned classical liberalism and lost its way Milton Friedman once predicted that advances in scientific... [more]

$55.99

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Globalization and Inequality

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Globalization and Inequality

Elhanan Helpman

Globalization; International relations; Business & Economics; Labour economics; International economics; Development economics

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Globalization is not the primary cause of rising inequality. That is the conclusion of this penetrating study by Elhanan Helpman,... [more]

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Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain

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Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain

James Bloodworth (Author)

History; Poverty & unemployment; Social classes; Labour economics

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A compelling and ground-breaking piece of narrative journalism that gets right to the heart of divided Britain and its dysfunctional... [more]

$29.99

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Bullshit Jobs: The Rise of Pointless Work, and What We Can Do About It

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Bullshit Jobs: The Rise of Pointless Work, and What We Can Do About It

David Graeber

Sociology: work & labour; Social & cultural anthropology; Business & Economics; Labour economics; Working patterns & practices; Advice on careers & achieving success

Hardback

Back in 1930, the economist John Maynard Keynes prophesied that by the century's end, technology would see us all working... [more]

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Child Labour & Exploitation

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Child Labour & Exploitation

Cara Acred

Child welfare; Human rights; Labour economics; Children's & Educational

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The Night Cleaner

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The Night Cleaner

Florence Aubenas

Society & Social Sciences; Poverty & unemployment; Employment & unemployment; Financial crises & disasters

Hardback

The idea was simple: pack a suitcase, go to another city where you have no connections and try to find a job, anonymously.... [more]

$16.95

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The Meritocracy Trap: Or, The Tyranny of Just Deserts

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The Meritocracy Trap: Or, The Tyranny of Just Deserts

Daniel Markovits

Poverty & unemployment; Social discrimination; Business & Economics; Labour economics; Economic history

Hardback

We are in the midst of a dangerous period of social upheaval caused by runaway economic inequality and social division. Yet... [more]

$55.00

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