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Work and Employment in Liberal Democratic Societies

Work and Employment in Liberal Democratic Societies
ISBN
0943852676
Weight
2.00 lbs
Cover
Cloth

Pages
226

Size
6x9

Date Available
1999/11/30


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Governments are losing sight
Global recession is proving an irresistible source of dangerous temptations for governments in the free world. Challenged by high levels of unemployment and waves of business failure, governments are losing sight of the essential role of work as a bulwark of freedom.

Even conservative governments are:
• Subsidizing bankrupt and uneconomic industries in order to "save jobs";
• Taking over a larger share of employment for themselves;
• Pricing the unemployed out of the market by excessive welfare;
• Distorting the labor market by squeezing differentials and weakening incentives;
• Preferring protectionism to free trade;
• Allowing the education system and the media to vilify competition, and to mock enterprise and hard work,

They are encouraged in all this by liberal politicians and liberals in the media and in the universities, who do not understand the proper role of work and freedom in liberal democracies. This book re-asserts the value of hard work and enterprise. It demonstrates the paramount role in preserving freedom and maintaining prosperity of sensible attitudes towards work and of intelligent labor market policies.

An international team of economists, sociologists, historians, and psychologists comprehensively analyzes contemporary problems with work and employment in liberal democratic societies. Alfred Himelson examines the pressures which are undermining the role of work as a major source of social integration. John Chodes explains how an unholy alliance of British aristocrats and German socialists crippled the freedom of nineteenth century workers. David Marsland explores the importance of the Work Ethic, and reveals the forces which are subverting it. Peter Saunders demonstrates how social scientists antagonistic to freedom and capitalism deny and disguise the extent to which liberal democratic societies are free, open, and meritocratic. Ralph Segalman shows how excessive and badly organized welfare is destroying the family and hence magnifying unemployment. Theo Roy exposes the deeper impact of excessive welfare on the character structure of free people. Walter Williams argues that ethnic minority groups are systematically disadvantaged by discriminatory laws intended to assist them. Adrian Furnham examines available research on young people's attitudes to work and to work incentives. Dennis O'Keeffe investigates the crucial role of education in facilitating the development of human capital, and the destructive influence on education and the labor market of educationalists opposed to freedom and competition. Alfredo Tamborlini explores likely trends in the technology and organization of work in coming decades.

Global recession is proving an irresistible source of dangerous temptations for governments in the free world. Challenged by high levels of unemployment and waves of business failure, governments are losing sight of the essential role of work as a bulwark of freedom.

Even conservative governments are:
• Subsidizing bankrupt and uneconomic industries in order to "save jobs";
• Taking over a larger share of employment for themselves;
• Pricing the unemployed out of the market by excessive welfare;
• Distorting the labor market by squeezing differentials and weakening incentives;
• Preferring protectionism to free trade;
• Allowing the education system and the media to vilify competition, and to mock enterprise and hard work,

They are encouraged in all this by liberal politicians and liberals in the media and in the universities, who do not understand the proper role of work and freedom in liberal democracies. This book re-asserts the value of hard work and enterprise. It demonstrates the paramount role in preserving freedom and maintaining prosperity of sensible attitudes towards work and of intelligent labor market policies.

An international team of economists, sociologists, historians, and psychologists comprehensively analyzes contemporary problems with work and employment in liberal democratic societies. Alfred Himelson examines the pressures which are undermining the role of work as a major source of social integration. John Chodes explains how an unholy alliance of British aristocrats and German socialists crippled the freedom of nineteenth century workers. David Marsland explores the importance of the Work Ethic, and reveals the forces which are subverting it. Peter Saunders demonstrates how social scientists antagonistic to freedom and capitalism deny and disguise the extent to which liberal democratic societies are free, open, and meritocratic. Ralph Segalman shows how excessive and badly organized welfare is destroying the family and hence magnifying unemployment. Theo Roy exposes the deeper impact of excessive welfare on the character structure of free people. Walter Williams argues that ethnic minority groups are systematically disadvantaged by discriminatory laws intended to assist them. Adrian Furnham examines available research on young people's attitudes to work and to work incentives. Dennis O'Keeffe investigates the crucial role of education in facilitating the development of human capital, and the destructive influence on education and the labor market of educationalists opposed to freedom and competition. Alfredo Tamborlini explores likely trends in the technology and organization of work in coming decades.

Table of Contents
Series Editors’ Foreword
Roger Michener and Edward Shils
Introduction
David Marsland
Chapter 1. Work and Social Solidarity
Alfred Himelson
Chapter 2. The Nineteenth Century Worker: Exploited Slave, or Last Free Man?
John Chodes
Chapter 3. Samuel Smiles is Frowning: The Work Ethic Today
David Marsland
Chapter 4. Social Mobility and Meritocracy
Peter Saunders
Chapter 5. The Underclass Re-visited: Causes and Solutions
Ralph Segalman
Chapter 6. Welfare in Excelsis
W. T. Roy
Chapter 7. Ethnic Minorities and Work
Walter E. Williams
Chapter 8. Adolescent Views of the Economy
Adrian Furnham
Chapter 9. Human Capital and Social Stratification
Dennis O’Keeffe
Chapter 10. The Future of Work and Work Relations
Alfredo Tamborlinz
Notes on Contributors

DAVID MARSLAND is Professor of Health Informatics and Director of the Centre for Epidemiological Research at Brunel University, London, United Kingdom. His teaching and research focuses on social policy, social theory, research methods, and epidemiology. He has been an Advisor to the Parliamentary Social Secirity Committee, and in 1991 he won the first Thatcher Awardfor contributions to the analysis of freedom. The latest of his more than twenty books was Welfare or Welfare State?, published by Macmillan in 1996.

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