This blog has been living in my brain for almost two years, and living (empty) on the internet for about a year. In the spirit of bringing together ideas from the culture, psychology, and economics of work, I’ve finally decided to put aside my perfectionism in favor of actually producing something.
Here you will find commentary, on popular topics in the workplace and labor market, that reveals the economic forces behind trends, behaviors, and institutions. Among other things, I will investigate the rise of boundary-less careers, the (seemingly) peculiar behavior of millennials, and just what is up with the talent economy.
These topics tend to get a lot of cultural, sociological, and psychological analysis, but, I think, the discussion is lacking an economic perspective. I will make a point to highlight where economics would agree and disagree with other points of view. My hope is to add economic thought to the toolkit of people who are passionate about how our work-lives are changing and who want to leverage these changes for their careers and/or businesses.