“Workers’ preferences determine the quantity of hours.” (Schor).
“Concerns itself primarily with the allocation of resources and goods in the economy, above all through the operation of markets… privilege a range of methodological perspectives and assumptions, especially regarding the autonomy of individual economic actors …, the utility-maximizing behavior of individuals … based on marginal theories of production and distribution, and the possibility of perfectly competitive equilibrium in markets.” (Calhoun, 2003).

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