The living wage : lessons from the history of economic thought

For the last decade a movement for providing workers with a living wage has been growing in the US. This book describes how great thinkers in the history of economic thought viewed the living wage and highlights how the ideas of the early economists such as Adam Smith and John Stuart Mill support th...

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Main Author: Stabile, Donald
Corporate Author: Edward Elgar Publishing
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cheltenham Edward Elgar c2008
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Summary:For the last decade a movement for providing workers with a living wage has been growing in the US. This book describes how great thinkers in the history of economic thought viewed the living wage and highlights how the ideas of the early economists such as Adam Smith and John Stuart Mill support the idea of a living wage and contrast with the ideas of more recent free-market economists who do not. The lessons we can learn from the contrasting ideas of both the early and recent economists will help us to think more clearly about the issues surrounding whether, how and why workers should be paid a living wage
Introduction : the living wage -- Sustainability : subsistence, necessities, and unions -- Capability : work and wages, virtue and skill -- Externality, community and wages -- Lessons from the history of economic thought
Physical Description:v, 163 p
ISBN:9781848441972
9781848445161
1848441975