davidkusnet-love-the-work-hate-the-job.thumbnail.jpgSunday’s book salon, Love the Work, Hate the Job: Why America’s Best Workers Are Unhappier Than Ever has been moved one hour back from the Book Salon’s normal slot to 1pm Pacific, 4pm eastern. We hope to see you there, because the issue of why American workers are so unhappy cuts to the core of why America isn’t doing as well as it should be and of what’s happening to the good jobs—there are fewer and fewer of them, because even "good" jobs often treat workers very badly, give no health insurance and no security.

The "new" economy is one in which companies show no loyalty to their workers, where the shareholder is used an excuse to treat everyone else badly (I say excuse, because in most cases such behaviour doesn’t serve shareholders best long term interests) and where executives award themselves wealth undreamed of, while putting the screws to the workers who create the actual value.

Ian Welsh

Ian Welsh

Ian Welsh was the Managing Editor of FireDogLake and the Agonist. His work has also appeared at Huffington Post, Alternet, and Truthout, as well as the now defunct Blogging of the President (BOPNews). In Canada his work has appeared in Pogge.ca and BlogsCanada. He is also a social media strategy consultant and currently lives in Toronto.

His homeblog is at http://www.ianwelsh.net/

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