Science, Art or Magic?

  • Simon Bridge
  • Ken O’Neill
  • Stan Cromie
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Abstract

Who should provide opportunities in our lives, and particularly in our economic lives? Is a job something which is a right and which should therefore be provided for us? If there is a problem is it someone else’s task to sort it out, and is that someone usually the government? Many people alive today were brought up in a culture where lifetime employment was seen as being both available and the norm, and therefore as the desired and natural state for individual economic activity, even though in reality it had not been the norm for very long, if at all.

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Notes and References

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    M. Penrose, ‘Is America in Decline?’, Harvard Business Review (July–August 1992) P. 44.Google Scholar
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    S. Zadek and E. Mayo, ‘Ten Reasons Why Society Does Count’, New Economics Magazine, 41 (spring 1997) p. 5.Google Scholar
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    S. Hoggart, America: A Users Guide (London: Fontana, 1991) p. 6.Google Scholar
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    A. Pettigrew in the Forword to C. B. Handy, Understanding Organisations (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1976) p. 7.Google Scholar

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© Simon Bridge, Ken O’Neill and Stan Cromie 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Simon Bridge
    • 1
  • Ken O’Neill
    • 1
  • Stan Cromie
    • 1
  1. 1.BelfastUK

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