Fascinating article in Time Magazine about the anthropology of work and how Wall Street sets the tone and structure of work in the wider society.
The headline is that Wall Street workers are liquid workers.
I thought that meant that they drank a lot, but the author of Liquidated: An Ethnography of Wall Street Karen Ho, a Professor with the University of Minnesota, says its more to do with workers who are completely disposable.
"There's constant job insecurity, constant downsizing, constant restructuring, a constant need to retrain to have an adaptable skill set and be flexible. In a sense, job security and stability have been liquidated …
Does this justify the bonus culture?