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Jobs, Liberty and the Bottom Line

Jobs, Liberty and the Bottom Line

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This is the eagerly awaited major revision of the manuscript formerly known as "The Gift of Prosperity."
This is the eagerly awaited major revision of the manuscript formerly known as "The Gift of Prosperity."

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Jobs, Liberty and the Bottom Line, Tom Walker, Draft: 24/10/2011
Jobs, Liberty and the Bottom Line
by Tom Walker 
 
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Jobs, Liberty and the Bottom Line, Tom Walker, Draft: 24/10/2011
Table of Contents
...................................................................................................................................................1Table of Contents .......................................................................................................................2Chapter One: The Newcastle Engineers' Strike of 1871 .......................................................... Chapter Two: Requiem for a Labor Utopia ............................................................................28Chapter Three: The Forbidden Question ..............................................................................36 Chapter Four: The Labor Commons ......................................................................................45 Subtractability of Use ...............................................................................................................46  Low ...........................................................................................................................................46 Chapter Five: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness .....................................................72Chapter Six: Wealth is Disposable Time… and Nothing More .............................................80Chapter Seven: Decreasing the Hours Increases the Pay .....................................................89Chapter Eight: A Fixed Amount of Work to Go 'Round ......................................................99Chapter Nine: The Riddle of Social Justice Solved ..............................................................116 Chapter Ten: Now You See It; Now You Don't. ..................................................................135Chapter Eleven: "Do you really want a four-day week?" (Wouldn't you rather have a Cold War?) ...........................................................................................................................................149Chapter Twelve: The Political Economy of Disposable Time: a Counter-Narrative ..........165 Appendix One: Tim Jackson's foreword to prosperity without growth? .............................170 Appendix Two: 12 Steps To a Sustainable Economy ...........................................................172
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Jobs, Liberty and the Bottom Line, Tom Walker, Draft: 24/10/2011
Part One: Problems and Proposals
"It is impossible for any man to contribute to the social system the physical equivalent of what it costs that system to sustain him from birth until death – and the higher the physical standard of living the greater the discrepancy. If, in addition to his food, hereceives also the product of modern industry, this is due to the fact that material and energy resources happen to be available and, as compared with any contribution he canmake, constitute a free gift from heaven."  —M. King Hubbert, Man-Hours and Distribution.
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