UNDERSTANDING THE CRISIS PART 1: Why work? - Jeremy Gilbert & Sarah Jaffe #TWT20


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Living under Covid-19 and a lockdown has taught us many things about ourselves and the society we live in. But what has it taught us about capitalism, the system that underpins and dominates life across the globe? Lockdown has seen millions of us withdrawn from our usual patterns of work, while the work of a few essential people has been widely recognised as crucial to modern civilisation. So why aren’t these ‘essential workers’ the most highly paid in our society? What is work for and who gets to decide? How much work should we really all have to do?

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