The Meaning of Work in a Sustainable Society

Authors

  • John Bellamy Foster

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-069-04-2017-08_1

Keywords:

Class, Labor, Marxism, Movements

Abstract

The idea of total liberation from work, in its one-sidedness and incompleteness, is ultimately incompatible with a genuinely sustainable society. The real promise of a system of labor beyond capitalism rests not so much on its expansion of leisure time, but rather on its capacity to generate a new world of creative and collective work, controlled by the associated producers.

Published

2017-09-01

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Section

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