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Work - Questions
Are we working, to
On the one hand: workaholism, overtime and heart attacks!
Never before we have been using more energy, machinery and
Where are the limits of the growth of economy and work
Work - Quotations
A typical day in Utopia:
morning: education, handicraft or idleness
Paul Lafargue - The Right to IdlenessPaul Lafargue was born on Jan. 15th 1842 in Santiago de Cuba and died in Nov. 1911 in Paris.
His mother was the daughter of a native caribbien mother and a french-jewish father, his father was the son of a mulatto mother and a french father.
As a child he lived in Cuba, then he went to school and university (medicine) in Paris.
He later came back to France and was a leading representative of the french and spanish
Paul Lafargue critizises:
Paul Lafargue is demanding:
Paul Lafargue is quoting the ancient greek philosophers and is writing:
... and still Aristotle was dreaming:
If each tool could - by order, or knowing by itself - do the work it is ment to do, like the artistic products of Daedalus where moving automatically, or the the tripods of Hephaestus where doing their holy work voluntarily, when so the weavers looms were weaving automatically, the master would not need assistents and the bosses no slaves."
The dream of Aristotle has come true today (1890!). Our machines are doing, with fiery breath, with untiring limbs of steel, with wonderful inexhaustible procreative power, teachable and automatically their holy work ... the machine is the redeemer of mankind, the god that is bying mankind off from work, the god who will bring them leisure and freedom."
Management-Magazines and Advertisements
* The new trend is working until collapse. Who doesnt want to fall dawn the career-ladder has to work hard. So an overfilled timetable and a 100-hours week are part of the state-symbols of todays working people." (frontpage of a magazine)
* "Working is easier than living!" (result of an inquiry among managers)
* Get more from your leisure time. Measure it twice." (ad for a luxury wristwatch with an additional stop-hand)
* Baily Reinhold, Barbara: Toxic Work, Dutton Signet, 1996
* Dominguez, Joe u. Robin, Vicki: Your money or Your Life - Transforming your relationship with money and achieving financial independence, Pnguin Books, 1992
* Gorz, André: Critics to Economic Reason
* Gorz, André: Paths to Paradise - on the liberation from work
* Lafargue, Paul : The Right to Idleness - Refutation of the Right to Work from 1848
* Schor, Juliet B.: The Overworked American, The Unespected Decline of Leisure, Basic Books, 1991* Rifkin, J.: The End of Work and its Future
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