References for Theme: Political Economy and Work
- Albert, Michael
- Bergmann, Barbara R
- Gorz, André
Critique of Economic Reason
(p.122) Capitalism has been the expression of economic rationality finally set free of all restraint. It was the art of calculation, as developed by science, applied to the definition of the rules of conduct. It raised the quest for efficiency to the level of an 'exact science' and thus cleared the factors of moral or aesthetic criteria from the field of decision-making. Thus rationalized, economic activity could henceforth organize human behaviour and relationships 'objectively', leaving the subjectivity of. decision-makers out of account and making it impossible to raise a moral challenge on them. It was no longer a question of good...
- Herzog, Lisa
- Keynes, John Maynard
"Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren"
Thus for the first time since his creation man will be faced with his real, hispermanent problem-how to use his freedom from pressing economic cares,how to occupy the leisure, which science and compound interest will have wonfor him, to live wisely and agreeably and well.The strenuous purposeful money-makers may carry all of us along with theminto the lap of economic abundance. But it will be those peoples, who can keepalive, and cultivate into a fuller perfection, the art of life itself and do not sellthemselves for the means of life, who will be able to enjoy the abundance whenit comes.Yet...
- Levine, David P; Abu Turab Rizvi, S
- Mill, J S
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