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Rewarding Work In ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’

REWARDING WORK IN ‘RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2’ In this essay I thought I would write about the ways in which Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2 incorporates the elements work needs in order to be rewarding into its gameplay. First, though, … Continue reading

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On Slavery

ON SLAVERY (PART ONE) The past, it has been said, is a foreign country where things are done differently. At times, when looking back at the past, one feels a sense of relief to live now and not then. Who, … Continue reading

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WHY IS THERE ‘MAKE-WORK’?

WHY IS THERE ‘MAKE-WORK’? Do you always have work to do at your place of employment, or is your work of a kind where sometimes you are busy, while at other times there’s not much to do? If you are … Continue reading

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The Road To Freedom?

In 1944 the Austrian economist, Friedrich August Von Hayek, published ‘The Road To Serfdom’. The book set out to argue that the free market is the only viable way of bringing about freedom and prosperity. Actually, the book does not … Continue reading

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BULLSHIT JOBS and the NEW FEUDALISTS

BULLSHIT JOBS AND THE NEW FEUDALISTS Have you ever felt like your job was a waste of time? If so, you are not alone. When Yougov asked people ‘does your job make a meaningful contribution to the world?’, 37% replied … Continue reading

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WHY EXECUTIVES DON’T STRIKE

Strikes. They’re a nuisance, aren’t they? Bringing disruption to our lives by denying us the services we rely on. But have you ever noticed how the workers who organise strikes always seem to be employees at the lower end of … Continue reading

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What Videogames Teach Us About work

Videogames have been featuring in the news recently. BBC Radio 4 is running a half-hour programme about Fortnite and in an article written for i by Will Tanner, it was reported that a Universal Basic Income experiment was ended because … Continue reading

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