Welfarepreneurship: The art and science of the husbandry of humans

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'Husbandry' is a term used to denote the 'care, cultivation, and breeding of crops and animals'; its second definition is: 'management and conservation of resources'. In practice, the husbandry of crops and animals consists of supplying
optimum care for their survival and growth under domestic conditions. This paper conceives of 'welfarepreneurship' as the art and science of the husbandry of humans which seeks the enhancement of human welfare—removed (as much as possible) from capitalism—as the primary impetus of one’s working life. This paper argues critically that the striving for unsustainable capital must end to manage and conserve the Earth’s diminishing resources. Drawing on early theories of sustainability and equality represented emblematically in Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Men and the critical economic theory of Marx’s Das Kapital, this paper posits a form of radical agrarianism—driven by welfarepreneurship—as a solution to inequality, poverty and climate change
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 20 Apr 2022
EventBSA Annual Conference 2022: Building Equality and Justice Now - Virtual
Duration: 20 Apr 202222 Apr 2022


ConferenceBSA Annual Conference 2022


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