New Books from Hoover Fellows: Morality and Work Edited by Tibor R. Machan

Friday, September 15, 2000

If we could erase the line between labor and management, what would be the result? Greater productivity and greater unity among workers says Hoover Research Fellow Tibor R. Machan in his introduction to Morality and Work (Hoover Press, 2000), a collection of essays, edited by Machan, examining the ethical dimensions of work.

The essays contained in this book fearlessly challenge the traditional expectations and rights of the workers, including the concept of a fixed minimum wage, labor union organization, and government licensing. The authors are united in their condemnation of governmental legislation that confines expectations of the workplace and diminishes the freedom and responsibility of individuals to make decisions regarding their own welfare.

Morality and Work raises the questions that will reinvent the ethics of work for a new era.

Machan is a Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution and professor at the Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University, Orange, California. He is co-author of The Business of Commerce: Examining an Honorable Profession (with James E. Chesher, Hoover Institution Press, 1999) and author of Initiative--Human Agency and Society (Hoover Institution Press, 2000). He has written for, among other publications, The American Philosophical Quarterly, Humanist, National Review, Barron's, and The American Scholar.

The Hoover Institution, founded at Stanford University in 1919 by Herbert Hoover, who went on to become the 31st president of the United States, is an interdisciplinary research center for advanced study on domestic and international affairs.