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Re: motivation to work

Posted by Julie Hall on October 18, 2001 at 20:41:28:

In Reply to: motivation to work [This message has been deleted] posted by Crystal on October 17, 2001 at 21:14:32:

Capitalism motivates people because they don't want to be walked all over. Capitalism allows them to be treated fairly at work and benefit from what they do. They may not have absolute control, but they are given the opportunity to work in a supportive environment, where a majority of their needs are met.

: Lately we have been discussing the issue of being lazy and being productive in society. Also, according to neo-classical theory, people innately do not enjoy work and would prefer to be lazy and do nothing. Therefore, that suggests that Capitalism provides "motivation" for people to work. One will work or he will not survive. People also argue that communism allows for people to be lazy and unproductive. Does capitalism motivate people to work and/or work better? By what means does it "motivate"? Is it through creating competition, instilling fear into society, creating a conquer or be conquered environment?



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