Rinehart on the Relationship between Work and Alienation Rinehart and me: does my experience support or undermine Rinehart’s claims about the relationship between work and alienation? The ensuing paper looks at Rinehart’s claims about the relationship between work and alienation and argues that, yes, indeed, work and alienation are often closely connected; this is especially true for those in full-time employment who must deal with long hours where the reward appears trivial. The next several pages will look at Rinehart’s discussion about the relationship between work and alienation and will argue that Rinehart is largely right: work does alienate people in our capitalist society because it pays people the minimum it can get away with...The end:
.....s working to make someone else wealthy and a candidate for early retirement. Although it is tempting to say that working for yourself is the great answer, being a sub-contractor in a former life has taught me that there are great pressures that come with working for oneself in a capitalist environment where the marketplace determines which small firms stay in business and which ones fall by the wayside. No matter how one chooses to look at the situation, when you work because you feel you HAVE to work, you are going to be an alienated, despondent person who walks around numbly all day. Works Cited Rinehart (first name not available). “Chapter one: Work as a social problem.” The Tyranny of Work. pp.1-24 (additional information not provided).