Category: Business

What Does It Feel Like to Have a Slave? 0

What Does It Feel Like to Have a Slave?

By Graeme Wood No one thinks the enslavement of Eudocia “Lola” Pulido by Alex Tizon and his parents was morally defensible, but some have condemned the family with greater sympathy than others. Among the...

Ford’s new CEO is all about driverless cars 0

Ford’s new CEO is all about driverless cars

By Chris Mills In a major shakeup today, Ford has ousted longtime CEO Mark Fields and replaced him with Jim Hackett, the former executive in charge of Ford’s self-driving car program and a widely...

Mother, Wife, Slave 0

Mother, Wife, Slave

By Sarah Jeong “Having a slave gave me grave doubts about what kind of people we were, what kind of place we came from,” Alex Tizon wrote in his Atlantic essay “My Family’s Slave.”...

How Business Casual Became a Thing 0

How Business Casual Became a Thing

By Deirdre Clemente Americans began the 20th century in bustles and bowler hats and ended it in velour sweatsuits and flannel shirts—the most radical shift in dress standards in human history. At the center...

Ford’s CEO Mark Shields Is Reportedly Being Replaced 0

Ford’s CEO Mark Shields Is Reportedly Being Replaced

By Krishnadev Calamur Ford Motor Company is expected Monday to replace Mark Shields, its CEO, with Jim Hackett, the head of its autonomous-driving unit, several news organizations are reporting. Ford’s stock has declined more...

The Enslaved Woman They Called Lola 0

The Enslaved Woman They Called Lola

By Vann R. Newkirk II Eudocia Tomas Pulido’s 2011 obituary in the Seattle Times is now a curious artifact of the cruelest irony. Six years before Alex Tizon wrote about Pulido in The Atlantic...

Grappling With a Story of Modern Slavery 0

Grappling With a Story of Modern Slavery

By Rosa Inocencio Smith In response to Alex Tizon’s essay “My Family’s Slave,� Richard Buck writes: I am stunned by Alex’s story. Alex sat at a desk right beside mine for six months when...

Lola Wasn’t Alone 0

Lola Wasn’t Alone

By Ai-jen Poo There are few subjects more painful than slavery. The word itself conjures images of the most shameful and ugly parts of humanity and our past, histories most would prefer to distance...