George S. Rigakos and Aysegul Ergul (Carleton): The Pacification of the American Working Class: A Time Series Analysis. Is the workplace prison or sanctuary? From dark 19th-century quarters to Silicon Valley playground, the office has long divided opinion. Sophie McBain in why we should all be working less. Catherine Rampell on treating wage theft as a criminal offense. Ben Casselman on how the biggest predictor of how long you’ll be unemployed is when you lose your job. Manufacturing is doing great, but not for workers — here’s what that means. Annie Lowrey on how the recovery has created far more low-wage jobs than better-paid ones. People think we're in a recession — don't blame them. Why is the recovery so agonizingly slow? Mark Thoma wants to know. The road to recovery: Tom Streithorst on the state of the economy and how to fix it. 50 years into the War on Poverty, hardship hits back. Disgorge the cash: J.W. Mason on how capitalists are self-sabotaging because they're always looking to cash out. Joshua Hanan and Justin Eckstein on the American debt crisis and Twitter. In this new gilded age, we should remind ourselves of a central guiding purpose of America’s original antitrust law, and use it no less boldly. James Surowiecki reviews Fortune Tellers: The Story of America’s First Economic Forecasters by Walter A. Friedman. The government was crucial after all: Jeff Madrick reviews The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths by Mariana Mazzucato and Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy: Markets, Speculation and the State by William H. Janeway. David Cay Johnston on why Thomas Jefferson favored profit sharing.