Labor Day celebrates earning a living, but remember what work really means

Doing a job to help other people can give greater meaning to work.Photo by Eddie Kopp for Unsplach, CC BY-NDRichard Gunderman, Indiana UniversityThe impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on U.S. employment is dire. Economists estimate that 1 in 5 workers have lost their jobs. As a result, many people are finding it difficult to keep a roof overhead and put food on the table. Yet there can be more to work, and Labor Day provides an opportunity to see how through the writings of a woman who thought especially deeply about it, Simone Weil.Weil looked at work as more than an exchange of money for labor….

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