On the dangers of productivity. Minor content warning for Godwin’s Law which is, well. The entire point of the article: a “cult of productivity” is one of the core tenants of fascism.1

Other historical culprits: Protestantism (particularly of the eschatological Calvinist variety) and, of course, capitalism.

  1. Article in Umberto Eco’s classic essay, “Ur-Fascism”, in fact. []