Joaquín García is my Hero

…[S]ometimes there’s a man… I won’t say a hero, ’cause, what’s a hero? But sometimes, there’s a man. And I’m talkin’ about the Dude here. Sometimes, there’s a man, well, he’s the man for his time and place. He fits right in there. And that’s the Dude, in Los Angeles. And even if he’s a…

The Aspirations of Many: Work More!

My aspiration for the country—and I believe we can achieve it—is 4 percent growth as far as the eye can see,” he said. “Which means we have to be a lot more productive, workforce participation has to rise from its all-time modern lows. It means that people need to work longer hours and, through their…

Attack of the Superchickens!

Not too long ago Margaret Heffernan, a former CEO of multiple businesses, gave a talk during a TED conference about the “pecking order” of various businesses. Places where getting to the top, competing against one another, being the most productive and so on are valued above all else. There’s little (if any) time for talking…

Is There Shame in Not Working?

Reading, “The Right Not to Work: Power and Disability” I was struck in particular by the notion of shame and not working. Although I may be impaired in some sense because I have aspergers and am thus unable to cope with certain things  better, I’m unsure I’d consider myself “disabled” in the sense that this…