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Faculty Book Talk: Jake Rosenfeld

Professor of Sociology Jake Rosenfeld discusses his newest book, You’re Paid What You’re Worth And Other Myths of the Modern Economy. This myth-busting book challenges the idea that we’re paid according to objective criteria and places power and social conflict at the heart of economic analysis.

Your pay depends on your productivity and occupation. If you earn roughly the same as others in your job, with the precise level determined by your performance, then you’re paid market value. And who can question something as objective and impersonal as the market? That, at least, is how many of us tend to think. But according to Jake Rosenfeld, we need to think again.

This event is brought to you by the Alumni Association and University Libraries.

Free and open to all, pre-register for Zoom link.