Last month I attended a conference at Chatham House about the Future of Work. Much of what was said that day startled me, but possibly the most lasting impression is from an (anonymous) panel member who plainly and unironically stated, “the objective of most companies now is to become disproportionate talent attractors”. My first reaction was to gaffaw at the preposterous and fatuous corporate language. However, in the intervening time between then and now, the phrase returned to my mind with some regularity and I have slowly realised that it is far from meaningless. In fact, this phrase, and more…

Paddy Bettington

I like philosophy alot, I’m studying for a Masters in Political Theory, researching our relationship with work. www.theaphoristmanifesto.com

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