Working for a better world

@article{Forstater2015WorkingFA,
  title={Working for a better world},
  author={Mathew Forstater},
  journal={Philosophy \& Social Criticism},
  year={2015},
  volume={41},
  pages={61 - 67}
}
  • M. Forstater
  • Published 1 January 2015
  • Economics
  • Philosophy & Social Criticism
Taking the work of Amartya Sen as a point of departure, a case is made that there may be no single policy with as many potential benefits as a guaranteed job at a living wage–benefits package for every person ready and willing to work. The case is outlined in 4 arguments. Along the way, numerous social and economic costs of unemployment and underemployment and benefits of full employment are catalogued. Reference is also made to how the right to employment is supported by a variety of arguments… 

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