For Work / Against Work
Debates on the centrality of work

References for Theme: Cohen

  • Cohen, G A
  • Cohen, G A; Cohen, Gerald Allan
    • Self-Ownership, Freedom, and Equality (1995)
      (p.34) One difference between a modern capitalist state and a slave state is that the natural right not to be subordinate in the manner of a slave is a civil right in modern capitalism. The law excludes formation of a set of persons who are legally obliged to work for other persons. That status being forbidden, everyone is entitled to work for no one. But the power matching this right is differentially enjoyed. Some can live without subordinating themselves, but most cannot. The latter face a structure generated by a history of market transactions in which, it is reasonable to say,...
    • Self-Ownership, Freedom, and Equality (1995)
  • Steiner, Hillel
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