Whistle While You Work (For Nothing): Positive Affect as Coercive Strategy – The Case of Workfare

A detailed and well-sourced analysis of this government’s coercive, bullying treatment of the underprivileged and unemployed.


    1. Thank you! We’re all well, and I’m feeling guilty about not writing. Setting up a business takes even more time and attention than I thought. Think there’s a little light at the end of the tunnel, so hoping to restart soon!

  1. Enforced joy is straight out of the pages of 1984, and one of the clearest hallmarks of an overtly authoritarian society.

    I guess Cameron wasn’t kidding about being a Maoist…

  2. Anyone remember a Doctor Who story, ‘The Happiness Patrol’, from the ’80s, which was intentionally bases on Thatcher and her regime? Seems life really is imitating art.

  3. Nice to see you still have your finger on the pulse, Steve. Merry Christmas to you all, especially your little granddaughter.

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