Economics,  Ethics,  Politics

Hard Work Does Not Always Pay

Though it is generally true that those who work hard will earn a living, the sweat of your brow has no necessary connection with the contents of your wallet. The value of your labor does not determine its price. What determines the price of something is the amount someone is willing to pay for it.

Nor is there are moral connection – without a voluntary¬†agreement to pay for someone’s labor, work itself does not obligate anyone to pay for it.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy and History of Ideas at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and The College at Southeastern.