“No One Wants to Work”: The Gaslighting of the Working Class

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The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on many industries, forcing businesses to either lay off employees or place them in the untenable position of customer-facing roles. Countless people switched to remote work, while others abandoned long-held jobs in the service industry. The U.S. government was (mostly) sympathetic, offering stimulus checks for all Americans and extended unemployment…