September 19, 2017

Workplaces Are Communist Dictatorships

This week's topic is the book Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives and Why We Don't Talk About It by Elizabeth Anderson. Also joining the discussion is comedian Heather Marulli, who works in an office. Isaac, Charles, and Heather recap her previous appearance on the infamous La-La Land episode and Charles explains to Isaac why his criteria for a good episode is skewed. Then it's on to the book, which posits numerous criticisms of modern workplaces for being like small dictatorships where employees have their lives policed by private organizations. Heather recounts an instance of being fired for a MySpace post and the various ways languages describe making money are examined. An episode for job-haters everywhere!

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