So in 1929, economist John Maynard Keynes1 posited that by 2030 we would only be working “15-hour weeks, with five-day weekends”.
Well. The way things are going, that doesn’t seem to be in any danger of happening. So… why not?
Spoiler alert: work is a trap that keeps the majority of citizens docile and unwilling to participate in the broader polity.
- He was the “‘free market’ needs government intervention to function correctly” guy, whose economic policies fell out of favor in the 1970s in ways that, ironically, kinda proved he was correct. [↩]