David Frayne

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‘To resist work, a person has to overcome society’s moral objections to idleness.’ Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The myth of the modern workplace is that new technology and an increasingly educated workforce is redefining labour for the better. Monotonous, manual(...)

“The new computer-driven technologies were more ruthless than any innovations before them,” says Sherry Lee Linkon, professor of English at Georgetown University.

I hadn’t dared look at it. Almost 13 years after my father had died, there was a box of his papers I could not touch. I feared digging around in case(...)