SOSC 1000 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Nairu, Waking Hours, Labour Power

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Rinehart work is central human activity. 1/3 waking hours on work adults. Work can offer accomplishment, source of pride or shame. Work can spill into non work because so much time is spent doing work. How people spend time not doing work. Only two kinds of work: alternating the position of matter, moving things around. Second kind of work according to russell: telling others to do stuff. Altering position of matter tends to be poorly paid work and dangerous work. Telling others to do stuff tends to be pleasent, well paid work and relatively safe work. Adam smith"s definition of work: activity requiring the worker to give up his tranquility his freedom and his happiness in order to live. An economists anderson: work is the continuous employment in the production of goods and services for pay, work equals work for pay, everything is categorized labour. Rinehart"s definition sociologist: any activity that entails the provision of goods and services for others,

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