Property, Labour and Legal Regulation

Property, Labour and Legal Regulation

Dignity or Dependence?

Mark Findlay

In this revealing comparative study, Mark Findlay examines the problematic nexus between undervalued labour and vulnerable migration status in dis-embedded markets. It highlights the frustrations raised by timeless regulatory failure and the chronic complicity of private property arrangements in delivering unsustainable market engagement. Mark Findlay identifies the challenge for normative and functional foundations of equitable governance, by repositioning regulatory principle, to restore dignity to market relations.

Conclusion: designating dignity

Mark Findlay

Subjects: law - academic, labour, employment law, politics and public policy, regulation and governance


The US Declaration of Independence (1776) asserts for everyone an equal right to the pursuit of happiness. If we are to accept the earlier-vaunted notion that men are born free and that social distinction rests on common utility, then equality in virtue and inequality as market reality are extant. Why is this not so?

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