Jack Saturday

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Anti-Wage-Slavery, Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 564-565

Workaholics commit slow suicide by refusing to allow the child inside them to play.
Dr. Laurence Susser

Although it does not have to be, play can be productive, so forced labor may not be necessary. When we work we produce without pleasure so as to consume without creating -- containers drained and filled, drained and filled, like the locks of a canal. Job enrichment? The phrase implies a prior condition of job impoverishment which debunks the myth of work as a source of wealth. Work devalues life by appropriating something so priceless it cannot be bought back no matter how high the GNP is.
Bob Black
No Future for the Workplace, 1992


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