REFLECTIONS ON WORK, LEGAL AID, & THE WELFARE STATE: Free, 8” x 11”, copied, 8 pgs.

Mar 04, 2011

This is a really sharply written political pamphlet. I would like to see more from bizcaz. It has the clarity, logic, and basis in practical experience that most political zines I’ve read lack. Written from the point of view of a legal aid worker, it presents the idea that the ethics of charity and the lawyer/client relationship create the role of a dysfunctional person who must be helped. Either that or a sense of “shepherding”: solving problems for the client instead of empowering him/her and thus reinforcing the client’s sense of alienation by requiring help from an authoritative figure. It’s an interesting argument and something to look into. –Katie Dunne ([email protected])