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

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

Label
No more work : why full employment is a bad idea
Title
No more work
Title remainder
why full employment is a bad idea
Statement of responsibility
James Livingston
Creator
Subject
Language
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
Cataloging source
NcU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Livingston, James
Dewey number
331.12/0424
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Work
  • Employees
  • Employees
  • Work
  • United States
Label
No more work : why full employment is a bad idea, James Livingston
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This book was published with the assistance of the Anniversary Fund of the University of North Carolina Press"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The family assistance plan and the end of work -- Labor and the essence of man -- Love and work in the shadow of the reformation -- After work
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
xiv, 111 pages
Isbn
9781469630656
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016018226
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)945745600
  • 1234257
  • (OCoLC)ocn945745600
Label
No more work : why full employment is a bad idea, James Livingston
Publication
Note
"This book was published with the assistance of the Anniversary Fund of the University of North Carolina Press"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The family assistance plan and the end of work -- Labor and the essence of man -- Love and work in the shadow of the reformation -- After work
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
xiv, 111 pages
Isbn
9781469630656
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016018226
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)945745600
  • 1234257
  • (OCoLC)ocn945745600

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