A Philosophy of Labor

A Philosophy of Labor

A Philosophy of Labor

A Philosophy of Labor

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TRADE-UNIONISM is the conservative movement of our time. It is the counterrevolution. Unwittingly, it has turned its back upon most of the political and economic ideas that have nourished western Europe and the United States during the last two centuries. In practice, though not in words, it denies the heritage that stems from the French Revolution and from English liberalism. It is also a complete repudiation of Marxism. This profound challenge to our time has gone largely unnoticed because the trade-union's preoccupation with the detailed frictions that flow from the worker's relation to his job seemed to involve no broad program. In tinkering with the little things -- hours, wages, shop conditions, and security in the job -- the trade-union is, however, rebuilding our industrial society upon a different basis from that envisioned by the philosophers, economists, and social revolutionaries of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

The importance of trade-unionism has been obscured . . .

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