The End Of Work Essay

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The material and ideological conditions of our society is important to understand our social situation. This essay outlines the material and ideological conditions and how it signifies our social situation. Material condition means production, exchange and the organization of society. Ideological condition means ideas that are common in society. This essay will focus on the following reading: “The End of Work” by Jeremy Rifkin, “Where the Wasteland Ends” by Theodore Roszak, “The Making of Economic Society” by Robert Heilbroner and “The Tyranny of Work” by James W. Rinehart.
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If you have more knowledge on the recent technology you would have a higher value. (Rifkin, 17)
In the “The Making of Economic Society” by Robert Heilbroner it mentions that in order for humans to earn their daily bread they must work. (Heilbroner,1) In our world, the well developed countries depend on other countries to provide them with their daily needs and other products. They do not make their products instead they ship materials in and out the country for their citizens to use. (Heilbroner, 3) Countries like U.S.A would depend on China and India to bring them all their needs. As machines work their way into our work forces they take away the workers which result in conflicts in earning their daily bread. However, man control the commodities they control the demand.
Humans have the desire to possess more goods. As more and more humans possess more goods this would eventually lead to lack of goods in our society. In the past, humans use to make enough goods for their own family which would not lead to a lack in goods. The desire in humans to possess goods developed as more and more goods were produced which was mainly connected to the machines. (Heilbroner,4) As the technology develops, humans have the desire to possess more things and they develop a morality which addresses that the more things you have the more wealthy you are.The production process in which workers and encouraged to participate in the production process more would somewhat help more workers come in to the factory. (Heilbroner,5) A worker would know his/her daily bread’s worth if they actually worked for it. Profit plays a major role in market society, this crucial to know because most employers always find ways to reduce the amount of workers they have so they...

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