Here’s a transformative demand: part-time work for all, at full-time pay. We could live freer, more enriching lives, all while cutting carbon emissions.
Tom Malleson is an associate professor of social justice and peace studies at King’s University College at Western University, Canada, and the coauthor (with Jennifer Nedelsky) of Part-Time for All: A Care Manifesto.
Capitalism is built on the meritocratic idea that everyone gets what they deserve in the marketplace. This May Day, let’s reject that idea — wealth creation is a fundamentally social process, and the rich have no right to hoard all the resources and power.
The radical democracy of the future requires more than just elections. We need a legislature by lot.