My disciplinary home has a much greater leftist presence than Daniel's, which can make conversations interesting. I've been thankful for my relationship with Daniel, which has pretty well inoculated me against some of the rather sophomoric economic critiques offered by humanists. At the same time, from my inexpert political and economic position I wouldn't shy away from saying that leftist discourses of various sorts have very much rubbed off on me, and I don't feel any special allegiance to mainstream economic solutions from the libertarian to the progressive. I'm not the poster boy for radicalism by a long stretch, but I'm just as open to these voices as I am to any others.
All that's just preface to this, since the work below comes from a somewhat different perspective than the readership of this blog. It's a review for Non-Stop Inertia, a recent book about joblessness and temp work in neo-liberalism. A few folks have been posting it in my orbit of the blogosphere and I thought some of you may find it interesting.
"Temporary to Permanent", The New Inquiry
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