The Job

Work and Its Future in a Time of Radical Change
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Audio
Product Number: Z100108798
Released: Jan 17, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781684414673
Narrator/s: Chris Sorensen
Publisher: Highbridge Company
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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 dollars 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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Author(s): Ellen Ruppel Shell
Original Publish Date: Jan 17, 2019

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CD
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Author(s): Ellen Ruppel Shell
Narrator(s): Chris Sorensen
Product Number DD39185
Released: Oct 23, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HighBridge Company
ISBN: #9781684414666
eBook
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Author(s): Ellen Ruppel Shell
Product Number EB00719733
Released: Oct 23, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Currency
ISBN: #9780451497260

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