Join us in exploring the social and economic organization of work and its transformation, with a focus on vulnerable workers and an eye toward policy changes that better protect individuals and families.
Featuring Juliet Schor, 2022-23 Wayne Morse Chair.
Juliet Schor is an economist and sociologist at Boston College whose research focuses on work, consumption, and climate change. Her most recent book is a collaboration titled After the Gig: how the sharing economy got hijacked and how to win it back (2020), which won the Porchlight Management and Workplace Culture Book of the Year. Schor is a cofounder of the Center for a New American Dream, the South End Press, and the Center for Popular Economics.
This event is part of the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politic's 2021-23 theme, Making Work Work.
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