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Future Work - Contents

<<<Back to description of Future Wealth

2006 Preface - ii

Introduction - ix

PART 1: WHAT COMES AFTER THE EMPLOYMENT AGE? - 1

Chapter 1. Possible Futures for Work - 3

A Post-Industrial Age - Two Visions of Post-Industrial Society - Three Futures for Work - Three Possible Futures

Chapter 2. A Realistic Assessment - 17

The Four-Sector Economy - Restoring Full Employment - A Realistic Goal? - Leisure in Place of Work - A Realistic Goal? - The Significance of Ownwork

Chapter 3. The Age of Employment - 28

Pre-Industrial Patterns of Work - The Situation Now - Employment as Dependency - Masculine, Impersonal Work - Exclusive Nature of Employment - Dependency of Local Communities - Limits to Employment

Chapter 4. A Change of Direction - 39

Energy - Technology - Environment - Leisure - Education and Training - Incomes -Capital, Investment, Land

PART 2: CHANGING PERCEPTIONS OF WORK - 53

Chapter 5. The Work Ethic Evolves - 55

The Protestant Reformation - Attitudes to Time and Money - A Work Ethic for All - Change as Liberation and Progress - Work Ethic or Leisure Ethic? - A New Work Ethic

Chapter 6. Changing Worldview, Changing Values - 71

The Industrial-Age Outlook - A Post-Industrial Worldview - Shifting Values - Masculine and Feminine - Men's Work and Women's Work - Equal Opportunities - The Feminisation of Work

Chapter 7. The Valuation of Work - 89

The Theory of the Just Price - The Labour Theory of Value - The Neo-Classical Economists - The Supremacy of Quantitative Values - The Failure of Quantitative Valuation - Pointers for the Future 105

PART 3: THE END OF THE EMPLOYMENT EMPIRE - 107

Chapter 8. Labour - 109

Defensive Posture - The Lucas Initiative - Work Rights and Responsibilities - Depersonalisation - Transformation of the Working Class

Chapter 9. Money - 126

Money Now Dominant - Possibilities for the Future - Money and Ownwork - Positive and Negative Effects - A 'Dissolution of the Monasteries'?

Chapter 10. Politics and Government - 137

Political Alignments during the Industrial Age - Possible Futures for Politics and Government - A Scenario - Collapse or Decolonisation

PART 4: PRACTICALITIES OF THE TRANSITION - 147

Chapter 11. The Shift to Ownwork Has Already Begun - 149

Personal Ownwork - Local Ownwork - Business and Industry - Local Government - Central Government and International Government Agencies - Other Institutions

Chapter 12. The Ownwork Agenda - 165

Personal Incomes - Access to Workspace,Land and Capital - Local Economic Development - Technology - Education, Training,Leisure - Economics, Social Sciences, Management Sciences - Key Institutions

Conclusion - 189

Appendix 1. A Note on Paradigm Shifts

Appendix 2. An Ownwork Checklist

Notes and References

Publications Index

Name Index

Subject Index

 

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