Freeing Time

People are entitled to free time. To be able to meaningfully enjoy fundamental political, civil, and personal liberties depends on having access to the resources and conditions that enable their exercise—and these resources and conditions extend to time. In particular, people generally require time not dedicated to meeting one's own and one's dependents' basic needs, whether in necessary paid work, personal care, household labor, or caregiving. We must have time that is not consumed by the necessities of life, time that is instead free to devote to our chosen ends. And we must have it on terms that allow us to reliably make use of it.

Read Prof. Rose's full article for Boston Review here