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Since , our productivity has grown almost six times faster than our wages. But work is about much more than earning a living. Work gives us our identity, and a sense of purpose and place in this world. And yet, work as we know it is under siege. Ellen Ruppel Shell moves seamlessly between individual stories and academic scholarship to show how unprepared we are for the impact of digital technologies and new business models on our jobs. But this is far from a pessimistic account.

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Since , our productivity has grown almost six times faster than our wages. But work is about much more than earning a living. Work gives us our identity, and a sense of purpose and place in this world.

And yet, work as we know it is under siege. Ellen Ruppel Shell moves seamlessly between individual stories and academic scholarship to show how unprepared we are for the impact of digital technologies and new business models on our jobs. But this is far from a pessimistic account. Ellen Ruppel Shell has given us a wonderful meditation on work and where it is going. What is more, she makes a deeply compelling case for how and where and why we must all pay attention.

Accordingly, her new book, The Job: Work and Its Future in a Time of Radical Change, weighs in on the nature of work, its future, its purpose, its meaning, how people prepare for it, government assistance to the poor, unions, income inequality in the United States, and much more.

Shell is an engaging writer…. I closed this very good book about a very alarming problem with a pronounced, and unexpected, sense of hope. Read this book. You will never think about jobs in the same way again. Robert Lawrence, Albert L.

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Ellen Ruppel Shell

By Laura Shapiro July 16, Ellen Ruppel Shell has been studying the price, the value and the cost of things — all sorts of things, bookcases and summer dresses and plastic wrap and key chains and tube socks and hammers. Until the s or so, shrimp was a luxury for most Americans. The downside? For a while, there were some newly affluent shrimp-farmers along the coast of Thailand as traditional operations were transformed into gigantic factories with the help of international lenders and investors. Massive onslaughts of chemicals made the factories productive, but fish — like cows and pigs and chickens — do not flourish in the long run under such extreme, artificial conditions. They get sick, and their ponds become black holes of pollution and toxic waste. And as Ruppel Shell makes clear in a brisk, persuasive set of examples, a great many other price tags are deceptive as well.

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