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The Resource The job : work and its future in a time of radical change, Ellen Ruppel Shell

The job : work and its future in a time of radical change, Ellen Ruppel Shell

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The job : work and its future in a time of radical change
Title
The job
Title remainder
work and its future in a time of radical change
Statement of responsibility
Ellen Ruppel Shell
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In a brilliant but sobering work of journalism, Ellen Ruppel Shell takes a hard look at the forces that are reshaping the nature of work in America, overturning the often espoused mythology that retraining workers in software, engineering, and the sciences is the key to job security and career success, and achieving the middle-class dream in the future. In a wide-ranging narrative that takes us from a downsized marketing executive in Massachusetts, to a father of three in Appalachia finding purpose and meaning working in a convenience store chain, to an unemployed autoworker retraining in "advanced manufacturing," Shell reveals how work is essential to our flourishing and pyschological well-being--and how so many of the avenues to well-paid and meaningful work will be challenged in the years ahead. The future of work is not being faced openly. We live in a world where the rewards of employment are concentrated in the hands of the few. Today, the top 10 percent of wage earners in the U.S. bring home 9 times the income of the other 90 percent, and the top.01 percent earn 184 times as much. The economic gap between the few and the many is so vast, Shell says, that we might as well be members of a different species. Moreover, since the 1970s, real wages for most of us have stagnated, and with it our purchasing power. Half of all Americans earn less than $30,000 a year. And the paths to landing those good-paying jobs that secure our financial future are disappearing in the wake of automation and the rise of AI"--
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1952-
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Shell, Ellen Ruppel
Dewey number
331.0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HD8072.5
LC item number
.S49 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Work
  • Labor
  • Labor
  • Work
  • United States
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Labor
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Classes
Label
The job : work and its future in a time of radical change, Ellen Ruppel Shell
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
406 pages
Isbn
9780451497253
Lccn
2018007859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1056952575
  • (OCoLC)1056952575
Label
The job : work and its future in a time of radical change, Ellen Ruppel Shell
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
406 pages
Isbn
9780451497253
Lccn
2018007859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1056952575
  • (OCoLC)1056952575

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