#223 - The problem with normalising COVID | Curio

#223 - The problem with normalising COVID

22 mins | Jun 2, 2022

Today's episode from 2nd June 2022. Do you "power through" when you're ill? Have you worked with COVID? Well that type of thinking is "morally bankrupt" and "toxic", according to an author who writes about work culture. We'll discuss how this mentality, especially prevalent amongst work-from-home employees, is bad for everyone. Then later, what a little-known but wild anecdote about Andy Warhol's assistant tells us about authorship, authenticity and even NFTs. People are damaging others' rights to time off by working when sick. But how do we stop this from happening? In this instalment of Culture Study, Anne Helen Petersen reflects on this troubling phenomenon that has become prevalent in the pandemic era. Andy Warhol loved to play with ideas of originality, and this strange tale about an obscure portrait he never created raises questions about ownership, authenticity and even NFTS. From The Financial Times by Tim Harford. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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