The Right To Be Lazy


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Paul Lafargue (1883)

Written: Saint Pélagie Prison, 1883
Source: The Right To Be Lazy and Other Studies
Translated: Charles Kerr
First Published: Charles Kerr and Co., Co-operative, 1883
Online Version: Lafargue Internet Archive ( 2000
Transcription/Markup: Sally Ryan & Einde O’Callaghan for the Marxists’ Internet Archive.

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Chapter I. A Disastrous Dogma

Chapter II. Blessings Of Work

Chapter III. The Consequences of Over-Production

Chapter IV. New Songs To New Music


The Right To Be Lazy