Work hard, get paid.’ It’s simple. Self-evident. But it’s also a lie—at least for most of us. For people today, the old assumptions are crumbling; hard work in school no longer guarantees a secure, well-paying job in the future. Far from a gateway to riches and fulfilment, ‘work’ means precarity, anxiety and alienation.
Amelia Horgan’s new book poses three big questions: what is work? How does it harm us? And what can we do about it?
Amelia Horgan is a writer, researcher and editor from London.
Amelia will be in conversation with Dan Tomlinson.