Is work the curse of the working class? Or a human's best opportunity for happiness and meaning? What is work, and what is leisure? Are you what you do?
Do bosses operate like mini-monarchs of the workplace? In what ways does your boss (if you have one) have arbitrary, excessive power over your life? Why do we demand democracy in the political sphere, and yet give it up so quickly in the economic?
In this rich article on Vox, eminent philosopher Elizabeth Anderson addresses these questions head-on. Perhaps unsurprisingly, she thinks that there's a strong parallel between bosses and dictators.
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