Temp economy became commonplace as the terms economic and political upheavals do not exist in reality. An epoch like the 1950s which was rendered ridiculous for its suffocating conventionality has since been respected for its steadfastness.
To the gig-economy employee who is totally oblivious of the idea as to how many hours she will be punching in next week, the likelihood of array oneself in fedora, climbing on the commuter train into the city, being engaged in work from 9 to 5, while her sufficient pension interests emanate.
Louis Hyman depicts in his latest book which throws light on the midcentury heaven of stable employment, and a systematic paycheck was not intended for women and people of color. For them the present day’s economic perilousness would not be totally new. The New Deal’s fair labor standards were applicable to only industrial jobs in factories and offices and agriculture and domestic labor were not included intentionally.
He further said that these varied preservations were grounded in suppositions that whose work required being reliable and who had the predominance in the society. He writes in “Temp: How American Work, American Business, and the American Dream Became Temporary.” This was as “white man’s work was incorporated but the colored were kept out of it.”
There have been plethora of books on these issues especially the brave new gig economy in the market but Temp stands out as this book scrutinizes in detail the concealed cultural move that made all this possible.