The Future of Work

  • April 12, 2015
  • 1:30 pm
  • Hart House Debates Room, 2nd floor

The old adage is something like, “an honest day’s pay for an honest day’s work” but in the era where increasingly freelance contract work reigns and where there is little, if any, separation between work time and your own time, the nature of work is changing fundamentally. Spur asks, where is it going and what will we need when we get there?

Author of Intern Nation: How to Earn Nothing and Learn Little in the Brave New Economy, Ross Perlin joins assistant professor of organization theory and co-author of The Wellness Syndrome, Carl Cederström, and editor and publisher of Jacobin magazine, Bhaskar Sunkara to discuss the new look of labour.

  • Free



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