The Resource No more work: : why full employment is a bad idea, James Livingston, (ebook)

No more work: : why full employment is a bad idea, James Livingston, (ebook)

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No more work: : why full employment is a bad idea
Title
No more work:
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why full employment is a bad idea
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James Livingston
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eng
Summary
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 liberals and conservatives announce that "full employment" is their goal when job creation is no longer a feasible solution for any problem, moral or economic. The result is a witty, stirring denunciation of the ways we think about why we labor, exhorting us to imagine a new way of finding meaning, character, and sustenance beyond our workaday world--and showing us that we can afford to leave that world behind
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Midwest
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1949-
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Livingston, James
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331.12/0424
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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adult
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No more work: : why full employment is a bad idea, James Livingston, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9781469630663
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11718749
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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No more work: : why full employment is a bad idea, James Livingston, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469630663
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11718749
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11718749
System control number
MWT11718749
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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