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Confronting 'Workism' Culture22:28

Do we place too much value on work in our lives? (Pexels)
Do we place too much value on work in our lives? (Pexels)

Will you be taking vacation this summer, or are you too busy with work? Today, we discuss "workism" — a term coined by Atlantic staff writer Derek Thompson, who argued in a piece earlier this year that work is becoming a religion for many Americans.


Janna Koretz, psychologist and founder of Azimuth Psychological, which specializes in helping people in high pressure jobs. Azimuth tweets @AzimuthPsych.

Ellen Ruppel Shell, science journalism professor at Boston University and author of "The Job: Work and Its Future in a Time of Radical Change." She tweets @EllenRuppelShel.She tweets @EllenRuppelShel.

This segment aired on June 25, 2019.


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