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Transcript: The Booming Movement To Abolish Work As We Know It

Office Worker

The labor market has been a puzzle for economists all year. We went from a huge collapse in employment to companies saying they were having difficulty finding workers almost in an instant. There are lots of theories and explanations. But at least part of it may be that would-be workers are not happy with the old arrangements, even at higher pay. One growing movement online aims to abolish work as we know it. It centers around the booming subreddit r/AntiWork. On this episode we spoke with Doreen Ford (who also goes by the name Doreen Cleyre) a moderator of the page, about why this is taking off now. Transcripts have been lightly edited. This Is the Booming Movement To Aboli...