As long as we’re rethinking power and its abuses, perhaps it’s also time we rethought bosses. Especially the bad ones. What does it mean, right now — or what might it mean in our near future — to sit atop a company or division or department, to wield power, to hire and fire and direct a group of workers to do your bidding, and to be vindictive, short-tempered, and mean? After all: From the chilling revelations of Me Too to the resurgent labor movement and socialist critique of capitalist excess embraced by a generation (of mostly young professionals), there is perhaps a greater awareness of workplace inequity, abuse, and plain-old cruelty than there has been at any other point in my adult working life. Many of us were taught — in school and on television and by a media that celebrated power and made bosses celebrities — that being in charge was an aspiration, a signal of success and a life well spent. But relatively suddenly, the notion that those on top represent some kind of infallible authority feels antiquated and wrong. Read more at The Cut.