A Bank of Her Own
The first US bank for women was opened by a fraudster in 1879. It took 40 years for a reputable women’s bank to be founded in Tennessee.
How Retail Sales Became “Unskilled” Work
There's a big difference between how salespeople in traditional department stores and big-box retailers interact with their customers.
The Global History of Labor and Race: Foundations and Key Concepts
How have workers around the world sought to change their conditions, and how have racial divisions affected their efforts?
The Anthropology of the Office Email
Researchers learn a lot from studying office workers' email. But the question remains: do they learn more about the people, or about the medium itself?
Can Universal Basic Income Achieve Economic Security?
A wealthy country like the United States needs a solution for improving the supply and fairness of work overall. Is universal basic income the way to go?
Panhandling and Other Jobs
A ban on panhandling simply ignores the issues behind the practice.
Who Suffers in Rude Workplaces?
Not everyone is impacted equally when it comes to workplace bullying and incivility.
Self-Employment: Exciting Opportunity or Last Resort?
Does self-employment open up new opportunities or exploit a vulnerable workforce?