We often decry "amateurism", yet one can do things "for the love of it" rather than for money. It can also show that an economic system which has more voluntary, unpaid activity is a more efficient system. This work examines amateurism's rationale, its history, ethics and economics.
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"Lincoln Allison"s intriguing study suggests that amateurism is a force for good that will make society the poorer if it is allowed to wither away completely a thought provoking book.