We’re About to Seriously Reconsider How We Define and Compensate “Work”

Some Tuesday Morning Work-Related Prognostication: There’s a huge reckoning on the horizon regarding how we conceptualize and compensate work. Traditionally, most people get paid on an hourly or salaried basis. You get $X dollars per hour of your presence “at work,” or you get $X dollars per pay period no matter how many hours you…More


Dear Henry VIII: Just Because I Don’t Care Doesn’t Mean I Don’t Understand

Got into a conversation about the Church of England recently. This one was about the ignominious legend of its beginnings – the “Henry VIII wanted to get up Anne Boleyn’s skirts” version. I’m not sure which version of “the difference between empathy and sympathy” we’re on, but as a disclaimer: I don’t exactly stan Henry…More

Exodus and Labor

Is anyone else thoroughly sick of hearing 2 Thessalonians 10 (“if one among you does not work, neither shall he eat”) as if it’s the be-all end-all of Biblical takes on capitalism and labor? Yeah. That. ‘Tis the time of year in my annual “read the Bible in a year” schedule where I read Exodus…More