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Right to Work

The expression “right to work” may have several different meanings according to the context, a fact supported by a long and complex history of social struggles and also by its close connection with current economic and legal models in different countries. Under its aspect of effective chances to obtain employment, the right to work is mostly associated with state intervention via economic policies actively seeking to ensure full employment. On the other hand, as to its aspect of ­freedom of access to different professions, it is predominantly based on a free-marketer logic that assumes the capacity of unimpeded markets to ensure employment.

The very idea of a right to work is grounded simultaneously on the notions that each human being should have the conditions to ...

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