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Playing Indian: What Outsourced Says About the American Economy

On a recent episode of NBC’s Outsourced, Todd, the clueless American who runs the call center for a US-based novelty company in Mumbai, is trying to understand what the Hindu celebration of Diwali is all about.  He asks one of … Continue reading

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The Myth of the Benevolent Boss

Following this year’s Superbowl, viewers who stayed tuned to CBS were treated to the premiere of the network’s new series, Undercover Boss, in which COO of Waste Management Corp., Larry O’Donnell, dons coveralls to go undercover in his own corporation. … Continue reading

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Stereotyping the Working Class

“Working class” is a confusing concept.  It’s not just that the term is hard to define.  It also carries different, even contrasting connotations. Sometimes it’s merely descriptive.  “Working class” refers to hard-working, blue-collar and low-wage workers without college education who … Continue reading

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