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Lab Rats by Dan Lyons
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A chilling follow-up to Lyons' "Disrupted," "Lab Rats" goes broad rather than deep, condensing troubling trends in its first 2/3 and offering some suggestions for change in its final 1/3. Regrettably, labor unions capture only a paragraph in the book, and not as a solution; Lyons leaves the bulk of solution-making up to good-hearted capitalists who choose to set a more responsible, humane course. Humanity doesn't scale, though, and since the nature of business is growth, relying on smaller firms to do the right thing doesn't seem sustainable relative to a strong base of well-organized workers. Still - read this book for an unflinching examination of the modern working world, and use its insights to spur action.

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Reading Progress

January 1, 2019 – Started Reading
January 4, 2019 – Finished Reading
January 21, 2019 – Shelved

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