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Thinking Hands

The Power of Labour in William Morris
by Phil Katz

Published by Hetherington Press (2005) ISBN 978-0-954046-21-7

£9 (£2.50 p&p) 288pp illustrated

Phil Katz's book is steeped in experience and knowlege of a broad range of historical and contemporary manufacturing processes. This book presents an excellent analysis of the development of the industrial revolution in Britain and the ideas of one of its greatest critics - William Morris.

Whilst scathing of the waste of human potential in the past and the present, Katz concludes that our future working lives - and hence the quality of our whole lives - can be changed significantly and for the better.

 

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The Long Weekend

Combatting Unemployment During the Inter-War Years
by Phil Katz

Published by Hetherington Press (2001) ISBN 978-0-954046-20-0

£9 (£1.50 p&p) 200pp illustrated

Foreword by Fred Higgs General Secretary of the International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mining and General Workers' Unions.

"In the inter-war years, 50% of the working population were in some way touched by unemployment...What did they do to survive?"

In whats proven to be a very timely and penetrating study, Phil Katz examines the impact of mass unemployment on people, communities and politics in Britain in the 1920s and 30s and why there is so little action to prevent the scourge of unemployment today.