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No More Work – Why 'Full Employment' is a Bad Idea, or, what Happens when Work Disappears - North Carolina Scholarship Online
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No More Work: Why 'Full Employment' is a Bad Idea, or, what Happens when Work Disappears

James Livingston


For centuries we’ve believed that work was where you learned discipline, initiative, honesty, self-reliance--in a word, character. A job was also, and not incidentally, the source of your income: if you didn’t work, you didn’t eat, or else you were stealing from someone. If only you worked hard, you could earn your way and maybe even make something of yourself. In recent decades, through everyday experience, these beliefs have proven spectacularly false. In this book, James Livingston explains how and why Americans still cling to work as a solution rather than a problem--why it is that both li ... More

Keywords: Work, Full Employment, Unemployment, Universal Basic Income, Welfare, Work Ethic, Marx, Freud

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781469630656
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630656.001.0001


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James Livingston, author

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