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Labor class -past, present, future

 
 
Arjuna
 
Reply Sun 12 Sep, 2010 08:07 am
Are there people who would decline education and choose manual labor if given the choice?

Has the explosion of technology in the 20th century changed us? If so, how?

Will there alway be a labor class?
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BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Sun 12 Sep, 2010 08:29 am
@Arjuna,
I'm puzzled by your apparent mistaken idea of what describes a worker and a working class.

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BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Sun 12 Sep, 2010 08:30 am
@Arjuna,
I'm puzzled by your apparent mistaken idea of what describes a worker and a worker class.

BBB

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Arjuna
 
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Reply Sun 12 Sep, 2010 08:30 am
@BumbleBeeBoogie,
How so?
BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Sun 12 Sep, 2010 08:38 am
@Arjuna,
Oh, think about it for a while. Almost everyone is a worker unless they are very rich and don't have to work. Even with that circumstance, someone very rich will probably have to do some work to keep obtaining more wealth. I guess even dilettantes do some work to keep up their laziness.

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Arjuna
 
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Reply Sun 12 Sep, 2010 08:43 am
@BumbleBeeBoogie,
So you're saying there is no labor class as a subset. It's all of us?
BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Sun 12 Sep, 2010 08:56 am
@Arjuna,
Yes. However, there are old biased descriptions of working people. White collar: works in an office. Blue collar: works outside. You can see how out of date they are.

These descriptions no longer fit the modern work force. How many categories can you identify?

One example is the emergence of working from home for both men and women via computer contact. Now even a student can get a college education without leaving home via the computer.

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Arjuna
 
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Reply Sun 12 Sep, 2010 09:03 am
@BumbleBeeBoogie,
We can still see a distinction between rich and poor.

Has the change in the workforce replaced blue-collar with unemployed?
BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Sun 12 Sep, 2010 09:06 am
@Arjuna,
Your question does not compute. There is no match between blue collar and unemployed.

BBB
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Sun 12 Sep, 2010 09:39 am
Quote:
Working class (or Labouring class) is a term used in the social sciences and in ordinary conversation to describe those employed in lower tier jobs (as measured by skill, education and lower incomes), often extending to those in unemployment or otherwise possessing below-average incomes. Working classes are mainly found in industrialized economies and in urban areas of non-industrialized economies.
As with many terms describing social class, working class is defined and used in many different ways. When used non-academically, it typically refers to a section of society dependent on physical labor, especially when compensated with an hourly wage. Its use in academic discourse is contentious, especially following the decline of manual labor in postindustrial societies. Some academics question the usefulness of the concept of a working class. The term is usually contrasted with the upper class and middle class, in terms of access to economic resources, education and cultural interests. Its usage can be derogatory, but many people self-identify as working class and experience a sense of pride similar to a national identity.
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