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Work is Inevitable But Its Organization Is Not: CounterPunch considers “How the World Works”


How the World Works: The Story of Human Labor from Prehistory to the Modern Day
440 pp, $32 pbk, ISBN 978-1-58367-777-3
By Paul Cockshott

Reviewed by Pete Dolack

“All human societies, from the most primitive to the most modern, have an important commonality—the need to work. Water, food, shelter and other basics of life don’t arrive as gifts. Work is required to secure them and to raise the next generation. ¶ So fundamental is this basic principal of human life that generations of Marxist theorists have based analyses of social societies and structures on the economic base of a given society….”

Read the review at CounterPunch

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