For Work / Against Work
Debates on the centrality of work

"The Economic Basis of the New Society"

by Dewey, John (1988)

Key Passage

“The problem of establishing social conditions which will make it possible for all who are capable to do socially productive work is not an easy one. . . . To face it would involve the problem of remaking a profit system into a system conducted not just, as is sometimes said, in the interest of consumption, important as that is, but also in the interest of positive and enduring opportunity or productive and creative activity and all that that signifies for the development of the potentialities of human nature.”  (p.318)

Keywords

Economics, Dewey, Profit, Human Nature

Themes

Dewey Citations, Dewey

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