For Work / Against Work
Debates on the centrality of work

Grundrisse

by Marx, Karl (1973)

Key Passage

capitalism’s historic destiny is fulfilled as soon as, on one side, there has been such a development of needs that surplus labour above and beyond necessity has itself become a general need arising out of individual needs themselves – and, on the other side, when the severe discipline of capital, acting on succeeding generations, has developed general industriousness as the general property of the new species. (p.202)

Keywords

Marx, Marxism, History, Capitalism, Capital

Themes

Work Ethic, Marx, Historiography of Work

Links to Reference

Translator

Nicolaus, M.

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