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Re: Free labor market - an illusion?

Posted by Deanna Gagnon on November 14, 2000 at 12:52:43:

In Reply to: Re: Free labor market - an illusion? posted by Kate Porter on November 13, 2000 at 19:03:11:

I agree, the whole concept of the illusion of a free labor market is that a person in our capitalist society has the illusion of complete freedom. In reality, the majority of people don't have a choice of whether to work or not but they do have a choice of where to work. Of course, we are making generalizations, and many different situations aren't factored into it. Some people don't have to work because of family wealth. Others, because of their economic and educational position, are restricted to a certain type of work. There are a multitude of different factors that need to be counted. There is a sense of complete freedom in the U.S. but this is not true because of individual factors which create the "illusion." It's complex to think about and it is easy to get caught in circles. I hope my ideas have been helpful.




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