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Quitting Time: The End of Work

International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy

ISSN: 0144-333X

Article publication date: 1 February 1988

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Abstract

The author argues that we must stop and take a look at what our insistence on human labour as the basis of our society is doing to us, and begin to search for possible alternatives. We need the vision and the courage to aim for the highest level of technology attainable for the widest possible use in both industry and services. We need financial arrangements that will encourage people to invent themselves out of work. Our goal, the article argues, must be the reduction of human labour to the greatest extent possible, to free people for more enjoyable, creative, human activities.

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Macarov, D. (1988), "Quitting Time: The End of Work", International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. 8 No. 2/3/4, pp. 1-181. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb013053

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