The Hedgehog Review

The Hedgehog Review

Work in the Precarious Economy

The Hedgehog ReviewVol. 18, No. 1 (Spring 2016)

From the Editor


Let’s Get Lost

Wilfred M. McClay

Pink Pills and Economic Man

Joseph E. Davis

The New Know-Nothings

Johann N. Neem

work in the precarious economy

Temps, Consultants, and the Rise of the Precarious Economy

Louis Hyman

Liberated as Hell: The Autonomous Worker and the Hollowed Workplace

Brent Cebul

The Disruptables

Benjamin H. Snyder

Vocation in the Valley

Philip Lorish

Portland’s Artisan Economy—Beyond the Myth of Romantic Localism

Charles Heying

Is There a Future for the Professions? An Interim Verdict

Howard Gardner

The Self-Assembled Career

Carrie M. Lane

Vocational Education and the New World of Work

Mike Rose


Books and Ballots: When Writers Run for Office

Steven G. Kellman


Mary Townsend


Christian Human Rights by Samuel Moyn

Reviewed by Ronald Osborn

The Philanthropic Revolution: An Alternative History of American Charity by Jeremy Beer

Reviewed by James K. A. Smith

Worrying: A Literary and Cultural History by Francis O’Gorman

Reviewed by Joseph E. Davis

Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis by Robert Putnam

Reviewed by Andrew Lynn

Designing the New American University by Michael M. Crow and William B. Dabars

Reviewed by Johann N. Neem

Notes on the Death of Culture: Essays on Spectacle and Society by Mario Vargas Llosa

Reviewed by David Bahr



Wilfred M. McClay


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