How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone

a book by Sarah Jaffe

Work Won’t Love You Back on Moonbeaming

I joined Sarah Faith Gottesdiener on the Moonbeaming podcast to talk about Work Won’t Love You Back.

Sarah Jaffe is a journalist who has made a living by extensively covering labor and labor politics for the New York Times, The Nation, the Guardian, the Washington Post, the New Republic, the Atlantic. In her studies she unravels a myriad of reasons as to why work is “killing” us and examines this “labor of love” myth — the idea that certain work is not really work, and therefore should be done out of passion instead of pay. In conversation with Sarah Faith Gottesdiener, this episode brings a microscope to exploitive capitalist power structures, where the line is between power and abuse, and the way capitalism has brought down haunting limitations on all of us.