Total Work Newsletter: How Work Took Over the World


Total work is the process by which human beings are transformed into Workers and nothing less while more aspects of life are slowly transformed into work. In this newsletter, I’ll be documenting, reflecting upon, and seeking to understand this world-historical process, one that started at least as far back as 1800 and quite possibly well before then.

How is our relationship with work destroying our humanity? How, strangely, did work become a cultural obsession? And why does work dominate our world? Beginning in January, I grapple with these questions and more in . Sign up!