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"You’re Paid What You’re Worth: And Other Myths of the Modern Economy", by Jake Rosenfeld.

December 11, 2021

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. The answers lie not in objective criteria but in battles over interests and ideals. In this contest four dynamics are paramount: power, inertia, mimicry, and demands for equity.

"You’re Paid What You’re Worth" is a crucial resource for understanding that most basic of social questions: Who gets what and why?

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