Futures Forum: Why work?
Futures Forum: The changing value of work
Futures Forum: Work is a four-letter word
There is a huge presumption that we need to 'create more work':
Futures Forum: The demands for "more jobs, equal pay for equal jobs, and more pay for every job" are beside the point, as they are "not worth a damn to begin with"
And yet we are promised some future of great leisure:
Futures Forum: The future of work: "Capitalism will abolish laundry day" >>> or: "Fully Automated Luxury Communism"
We could actually see 'idleness' as a virtue:
Futures Forum: In Praise of Idleness: working less could actually be better for everyone.
Futures Forum: In Praise of Idleness: "If Hadza nomads get by on 14 hours’ work a week, why can’t we?"
Especially for the planet:
Futures Forum: "A shorter working week would make us healthier, give us more fulfilling and sustainable lives and be better for the environment..."
Futures Forum: Live more: work less... earn less... spend less... emit and degrade less
Writer Oliver Burkeman explores these in a Radio 4 series:
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Futures Forum: Universal Basic Income and Negative Income Tax versus 'funding for the more deserving poor'
Futures Forum: Getting the balance right and avoiding burnout
Futures Forum: Saint Monday: in defence of skiving