Poland: New Threats

Everybody works, or else

In the Communist bloc, the right to work has long been indivisible from the obligation to do so. The Soviet Union, Rumania, Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Bulgaria even have laws on the books making it a crime to remain without a job. Draft versions of similar laws against "social parasitism" have been circulating in Poland's Sejm, or parliament, for more than a decade, but none has ever made it out of committee. The Roman Catholic Church has opposed the idea for fear it would be abused for political, anti-religious or...

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