Bait and Switch

Bait and Switch
by Barbara Ehrenreich

You probably don’t think of C. S. Lewis as a critic of corporate business. Yet, although he was certainly no revolutionary, Lewis considered capitalism as pointless as it was unfair-a system that squanders the talents and time of workers on absurd but profitable tasks. “The world of business,” Lewis mused at the end of his essay, “Good Work and Good Works,” “does with such efficiency so much that never really needed doing.” It’s a...

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Eugene McCarraher is associate professor of humanities and history at Villanova University. He is completing The Enchantments of Mammon: Corporate Capitalism and the American Moral Imagination.