Why do Americans both celebrate work and continually strive to eliminate it? What makes work meaningful, dignified, and socially useful? Do Americans work too much?
Joanne Ciulla, author of The Working Life: The Promise and Betrayal of Modern Work, is Professor of Leadership and Ethics at the University of Richmond.
Richard Rodriguez (Stanford ’67) is an award-winning PBS television essayist, culture critic, and author, most recently, of Brown: The Last Discovery of America. In 1993 he was awarded the Charles Frankel Prize (now called The National Humanities Medal), the highest honor conferred by the federal government for outstanding work in the humanities.
DEBRA SATZ (moderator)
Debra Satz is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and directs the Ethics in Society Program at Stanford.