Patreon Update for 5/4/17

Patreon Update(s)/Introduction April was an interesting but slow(er) month than my usual. Some of that was due to the fact that I had a dog sitting job on one of the weekends (last weekend) where I wanted to write my Fight Club article. But instead I decided to watch the new Netflix series Dear White…

NPR On “The Meaning of Work”

Last October NPR had a roundup of various TED talks about work and how we derive meaning from it. Fortunately/unfortunately, I’ve already commented on a lot of these themes and even responded specifically to one of the folks who are mentioned, Barry Schwartz. There’s a few things from him in the TED talk that I…

“Jobs” as a Red Herring: The Dangers of Make-Work Bias”, by Nathan Goodman

In the ongoing debate over the crony capitalist “Export-Import” bank, job statistics get thrown around a lot. On its website, the bank boasts that “Ex-Im Bank’s mission is American jobs,” claiming to have “supported 1.2 million private-sector, American jobs since 2009, supporting 205,000 jobs in 2013 alone.” Economist Veronique de Rugy points out that these job numbers…