For Work / Against Work
Debates on the centrality of work

Manifesto of Democracy

by Considerant, Victor (1847)

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Social unity will not be freely consented to and sustained by any population unless the social system meets the needs of all classes. The propertied classes sense the need to preserve order because they have everything to lose with disorder, and Society protects their right. Let us also do for the Right to Work, which is the only Property of the masses, what one does for the Right to Property of the elite; let us recognize it, guarantee it, protect it, and organize it. Only under this condition will there be a foundation laid for the National Unity of classes. ()

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Victor Considerant, Right to Work

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