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The Cult of Work (or work vs life and the fruits of efficient tech) [Alana Massey / Hazlitt]

February 11, 2017

Here’s a re-link to a 2015 musing about work vs life, which to me has direct implications about sharing the fruits of technological advance. Something as simple as shortening the average workday could alleviate a ton of social and political ills we are seeing (just as it has in past repetitions of the industrial revolution pattern).

This concept is kindof a standard for this blog. I think one worth repeating. The author adds her own unique angle to the subject:

link: http://hazlitt.net/blog/cult-work

[via NC]


Follow-up: The Hazlitt article contains a broken link to a David Graeber piece, which is pretty much the same thing, just written by an anthropologist at LSE instead of a stripper-turned-writer. And since we’re all masochists, by training at least, here’s a substitute for that broken link:

http://evonomics.com/why-capitalism-creates-pointless-jobs-david-graeber/

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