For Work / Against Work
Debates on the centrality of work

Political Liberalism

by Rawls, John (1996)

Key Passage

Society as employer of last resort through general or local government, or other social and economic policies. Lacking a sense of long-term security and the opportunity for meaningful work and occupation is not only destructive of citizen’s self-respect but of their sense that they are members of society and not simply caught in it. This leads to self-hatred, bitterness, and resentment. (p.lix)


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