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A Valuable Theory of Labor

Posted by PintofStout on October 10, 2007

I thought I’d take this opportunity to try and recharge my will power this afternoon by writing a blog entry since cheesy, delicious Egg McMuffins are currently unavailable. I need the recharge because my meter is currently reading “fumes.” So before I had to get out and push, I thought I’d try a stop-gap of writing. So far so good.

While on the subject of will power, especially at work, I am reminded of a brief conversation with a druncle this weekend about what constitutes labor. He is a long-time auto worker in Ohio and considered what us “educated kids” do something other than labor. Under the protective umbrella of common usage, labor is typically meant to be manual labor and the shadow of that umbrella cast on everything else makes it look like labor’s arch-nemesis, management. Divide and conquer, I suppose. But there are many ins, many outs, many what-have-yous in terms of classifying and defining labor. Read the rest of this entry »


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