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Taking Back Our Lives in the Age of Corporate Dominance by Suzanne Stoddard, Ellen Augustine

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chapter13Meaningful Work

Ellen Schwartz and Suzanne Stoddard

livelihoods both personally satisfyingand earth-friendly

The wholesale substitution of machines for workers is going to force everynation to rethink the role of human beings in the social process.

—Jeremy Rifkin, The End of Work

Too many organizations ask us to engage in hollow work, to beenthusiastic about small-minded visions, to commit ourselves to selfishpurposes, to engage our energy in competitive drives. Those who offer usthis petty work hope we won’t notice how lifeless it is.

—Margaret J. Wheatley and Myron Kellner-Rogers, A Simpler Way

It is not hard work which is dreary; it is superficial work.

—Edith Hamilton

Our human destiny is inextricably linked to the actionsof all ...

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