Tagged: meritocracy


Dueling Conundrums: Existential, Institutional

“An ‘unemployed’ existence is a worse negation of life than death itself.” – Jose Ortega y Gasset, The Revolt of the Masses, 1930 1 The unemployment rate is 9.2 percent and flat. A few jobs...


Work, as a financial reality: The lesson of Norma Rae

It’s hard to pinpoint a year more emblematic of second-wave feminism and its emphasis on career than 1979.  In popular entertainment, The Mary Tyler Moore show had concluded its seven-year run only two years...