Welcome to the Working Week

September 5, 2010
(was 09.06.2009)

These days, we're becoming more and more like corporations. We outsource our individual needs for everything from dating to weight loss. We brand ourselves. We behave like individuals in competition with each other rather than people with an opportunity to collaborate. But it doesn't have to be this way. Douglas Rushkoff talks about his new book, "Life Inc.: How the World Became a Corporation and How to Take It Back." Also, Matthew Crawford on the satisfactions and challenges of working with your hands.

  1. Douglas Rushkoff on "Life Inc."

    Douglas Rushkoff is a well-known media critic and maker of documentaries.

    Average: 5 (2 votes)
  2. Matthew Crawford on the Value of Work

    Matthew Crawford is a philosopher and mechanic talks about why manual work matters.

    Average: 3 (2 votes)
  3. Candacy Taylor on Coffee Shop Waitresses

    Candacy Taylor is an award-winning photographer, writer and visual artist.

    Average: 5 (2 votes)
  4. Charles Wilkins on a Gravedigger's Memoir

    Charles Wilkins talks of his summer job as a college student when he worked for a large suburban cemetery in Toronto.

    Average: 4 (1 vote)