Articles

Opus recommends the following articles on various questions related to our work. Resources include: Barry Schwartz on the misconceptions we bring to work and Derek Thompson with predictions about the future of the labor market.

Inside Student Radicalism

David Brooks

David Brooks confronts the "amoral meritocracy" andcalls for a reconnection between our professional and our moral lives. Read article >>

What is a Good Job?

Philip Lorish

New City Commons examines a remarkable shift in the labor market and its implications for the workers of the next decade. Read article >>

Re-Thinking Work

Barry Schwartz

Nine out of 10 American workers are completely dissatisfied with their jobs.  Schwartz explains why he thinks this is so. Read article >>

Friends at Work? Not So Much

by Adam Grant

People aren't making friends at work like they used to.  Here's what that might mean for today's workforce. Read article >>

What is the Value of An American Education?

by Adam Frank

A professor of astrophysics argues that students should study the humanities (but science too). Read article >>

Six Degrees of Separation?

by Jonah Bromwich

Facebook finds that we're actually closer than we think. What does this mean for finding your first job? Read article >>

A World without Work

by Derek Thompson

The future labor market will look very different.  Thompson offers some interesting perspectives on where we might be headed. Read article >>

The New Guilded Age

by Nathan Schneider

Sector specific "guilds" or occupational communities play a role in work-related innovation and job satisfaction. Read article >>

Love God and Do What You Will: Avoiding Over-Devotion to our Lady of Perpetual Discernment

by Michael Hannon

Michael Hannon offers one perspective on our perpetual waiting for clear direction and next steps. Read article >>

How Companies Make Women Less Ambitious Over Time

by Bryce Covert

Will we commit to preparing bright young women (and men) not only to succeed in the midst of this structural sexism, but also to act (out of their Christian convictions and understandings) for redemptive change in whatever institutions & industries they land? Read article >>

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