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free read Temp author Louis Hyman review ò eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Louis Hyman Louis Hyman ☆ 3 characters Nts business and policy leaders who began to shift the corporation from a provider of goods and services to one whose sole purpose was to maximize profit an ideology that brought with it the risk taking entrepreneur and the shareholder revolution and changed the very definition of a corporationWith Temp Hyman explains one of the nation's most immediate crises Uber are not the cause of insecurity and ineuality in our country and neither is the rest of the gig economy The answer goes deeper than apps further back than downsizing and contests the most essential assumptions we have about how our businesses should wor. A valuable if frustrating and often dull entry into the study of our fresh hell Hyman is a credulous witness to the seemingly unstoppable tide of labor history eager to reprint the front facing pronouncements of industry pioneers Manpower and McKinsey Importantly he than proves his central point that workplace insecurity is not a new development of the gig economy but an inevitable outcome of the last 50 years of corporate capitalismHyman s pollyanna denouement is telling though because for all of his gestures towards the exclusionary nature of America s once powerful labor unions all too briefly mentioning the labor struggles of African Americans women and undocumented immigrants he presents the logical outcomes of current trends as a new era of potential Organizing in this new atomized space in a pitched battle with every other avatar becomes merely a uestion of perspective and technological liberation Which direction will we chooseRead this with William Gibson s obnoxious book The Peripheral while sucking on a fentanyl lollipop Witness in Death risk taking entrepreneur and the shareholder The Legend of Parshu Raam revolution and changed the very definition of a corporationWith Temp Hyman explains one of the nation's most immediate crises Uber are not the cause of insecurity and ineuality in our country and neither is the A Place In The Shade rest of the gig economy The answer goes deeper than apps further back than downsizing and contests the most essential assumptions we have about how our businesses should wor. A valuable if frustrating and often dull entry into the study of our fresh hell Hyman is a credulous witness to the seemingly unstoppable tide of labor history eager to

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free read Temp author Louis Hyman review ò eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Louis Hyman Louis Hyman ☆ 3 characters The untold history of the surprising origins of the gig economy how deliberate decisions made by consultants and CEOs in the 50s and 60s upended the stability of the workplace and the lives of millions of working men and women in postwar AmericaEvery working person in the United States asks the same uestion how secure is my job For a generation roughly from 1945 to 1970 business and government leaders embraced a vision of an American workforce rooted in stability But over the last fifty years job security has cratered as the postwar institutions that insulated us from volatility big unions big corporations powerf. Temp is the latest book about the changes in the American economy that have led to the strong growth in temporary or contingent jobs often without benefits and only at a part time status while traditional jobs and traditional and stable workplaces have seemed to atrophy and a stagnation has come to workers For the lower 90% of the workforce real wages have stagnated for decades Any recent changes have come with a recognition that the nature of work and the types of jobs available to most are very different from what they were from the end of WW2 until the 1960sThis is not the first book to address this set of economic developments There has been a continuous stream of books almost entirely negative and worrisome in tone since the Great Recession Before that there were the books prompted by the dotcom crash of 2001 Before that there were the books about mergers acuisitions downsizing hostile takeovers outsourcing offshoring While the tone of the literature has been largely negative there have been exceptions Workers can now be their own bosses pack their own parachutes not be tied to the harsh routine of factory work and overtime etc For employers moving to workforce planning can smooth out business risks and protect you valued workforce and so it goes Even the gig economy provides people with few other choices the chance to maintain their incomes and lifestyles Let s say I had low expectations for this book What could there possibly be to say that has not been already saidIt turns out that this book is fairly good for about the first half to two thirds After that familiar territory is gone over although without wasting time on the familiar villains of ride share firmsLouis Hyman is a labor historian at Cornell who also knows how to write What makes this book special is that he focuses on a deeper history of the sources of temp work than most books do by providing a joint biography of two key players Manpower and McKinsey Manpower pioneered the assemblage and deployment of temporary workers who could fill the needs of major firms without being subject to conventional labor laws and benefit obligations McKinsey developed the business of high end strategic consulting thus providing a model for high end and highly paid temp workers as well as developing and deploying the strategies used by industrial firms to reorganize their workers around a greater use of temporary labor on a permanent basis Yes long before Uber and Lyft these were the two central actors whose success changed the nature of work in AmericaHyman also does a good job in identifying the nature of changes in American work His point which is not without controversy is that the post WW2 US economy of stable dominant oligopolistic firms that provided well compensated and stable career for their workers was itself an anomaly that was bound to change for the worse once Europe and Asia China and Japan recovered and low energy prices went away in the 1970s Established US employers were going to run aground on their own without the aid of Manpower and McKinsey who worked to help firms adjust This is not the fault of immediate villains or politicians The system that evolved under Roosevelt in response to the Great Depression and WW2 was a fortunate but transitory solution to the last set of major economic crises of the 1930s and 1940s The threats from global competition had not gone away Anchoring the growth of the temp economy in a longer history helps to understand the nature of the problems today and keeps the reader from falling for the latest business trade book to come along Unfortunately that also implies that there are few easy fixes Hyman tries to suggest some and they are well intended but come across as redefining the problem in the form of a solutionThis is a complex book with a lot that is going on Hyman has some trouble transitioning to the post 2008 crisis world and he gives too much attention in my opinion to the evolution of fad business themes around the new workforce While few of these ideas lack any merit it is also helpful to know that they are often consultant pitches than reasonable proposalsBut I am nitpicking here The book is well done and worth reading Careful readers can sort out the wheat and the chaff and benefit from doing so I recommend the book