Introduction to the Human Economy

Forthcoming in Speak out at the Laboratory for Advanced Research on the Global Economy (London School of Economics, LSE)

7 Pages Posted: 30 Jun 2018  

Nicolas Bueno

University of Lausanne

Date Written: June 16, 2018

Abstract

This paper presents the human economy framework, which aims to reduce society’s reliance on work, as outlined in the article ‘From the Right to Work to Freedom from Work: Introduction to the Human Economy’ (International Association of Labour Law Journals Award 2017). How to reduce the fear associated with unemployment, the risks associated with quitting or reducing the time spent at an unfulfilling job? In sum, is there an economic model that could make us freer from work and would work for all? The discussion goes beyond the idea of a basic income. It questions the essence of work. After presenting the historical origins of the right to work, influenced by the dogma of work, this piece introduces the terminology of the human economy and discusses how it may be possible to achieve greater freedom from work whilst simultaneously securing a wide range of human benefits.

Note: The article ‘From the Right to Work to Freedom from Work: Introduction to the Human Economy’ is published in 33(4) The International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations and available full-text at ssrn.com/abstract=2982513

Keywords: Right to Work, Human Capital, Free Time

JEL Classification: J22, J24

Suggested Citation

Bueno, Nicolas, Introduction to the Human Economy (June 16, 2018). Forthcoming in Speak out at the Laboratory for Advanced Research on the Global Economy (London School of Economics, LSE). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3197613 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3197613

Nicolas Bueno (Contact Author)

University of Lausanne ( email )

Chair of Public International Law
Lausanne, Vaud CH-1015
Switzerland

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