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On workfare and work!

 

 

“”Earlier this month, the Daily Mail’s Dominique Jackson made an ill-advised attempt to rehabilitate the Nazi slogan “Arbeit Macht Frei,” or “work sets you free.” But it wasn’t her bizarre Nazi apology that caught my eye the most; it was her reasoning behind it: “There is dignity to be gained from any job, no matter how menial, and for young people at the start of their careers, there are valuable lessons to be learned from any form of employment.” Jackson is wrong: there is no dignity in risking your safety and self-respect for wages you can’t even live on. Dignity comes with the recognition that we are not simply workers that create value; but human beings who have value, innately.””

 

Full article from the wonderfully named Ellie Mae O’Hagan, in the Guardian 30th August 2012…

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