For Work / Against Work
Debates on the centrality of work

"Factory Work, Burdens, and Compensation"

by Walsh, Adrian (1999)


In contemporary Western societies there are a select number of occupations that are considered to be so costly that those performing them deserve special distributive treatment. Such forms of work are said to be distributive burdens. 1 Distributive burdens are 'public bads' that arise as a consequence of communal living. Distributively burdensome forms of work include in their number various dirty, dangerous and arduous activities, such as military service and rescue work, for which someone in the community must take responsibility. Such …


Distributive Justice, Factory, Wage, Skills, Skilled Labour, Manual Labour, Justice


Distributive Justice, Political Theory, Capitalism

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