- Get your copy of Needy by Mara Glatzel
- Learn more about Mara Glatzel
- “Varieties of the Rat Race: Conspicuous Consumption in the US & Germany” by Till Van Treeck, via the Institute for New Economic Thinking
- “Trickle-Down Consumption” by Marianne Bertrand and Adair Morse in The Review of Economics and Statistics
- “Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844” by Karl Marx
- Adam Smith’s America by Glory M. Liu
- Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman
- “Alienation” on Overthink with David Pena-Guzman and Ellie Anderson
- More on Thorstein Veblen via Investopedia
- Everything, All the Time, Everywhere by Stuart Jeffries
- Liquid Love by Zygmunt Bauman
If you’d like to learn more about how we can approach life and work differently, check out my book, What Works. I explore the history and cultural context that’s led us to this success-obsessed, productivity-oriented moment. Then I guide you through deconstructing those messages and rebuilding a structure for work-life that works.
What is What Works?
It's easy to lose your way in the 21st-century economy. The world of work and business is changing so rapidly that you might start focusing more on how to keep up than how to live a meaningful life. What Works is a podcast for entrepreneurs, independent workers, and employees who don't want to lose themselves to the whims of late-stage capitalism. Host Tara McMullin covers money, management, culture, media, philosophy, and more to figure out what's working (and what's not) today. Tara offers a distinctly interdisciplinary approach to the discourse around business, work, and personal growth.