Tom Walker

Alum 2010

Tom Walker has been a peace and social justice activist since the 1960s. He works a three-day week as a clerk/cashier at the East End Food Co-op in Vancouver, B.C. On the other four days, he conducts research on shorter working time. He has published two scholarly articles on the economists’ chimerical lump-of-labour fallacy, a conference paper on Sydney J. Chapman’s theory of the “Hours of Labour”, a review of Robert LaJeunesse’s /Work Time Regulation as Sustainable Full Employment Strategy: the social effort bargain/ (forthcoming). He has also lectured and been interviewed on television, radio and film on the topic of working time. He is currently writing The Gift of Prosperity, a historical survey of controversy, insights and misconceptions surrounding the economics of working time, leisure, productivity, wages and employment.