Jack Saturday

Monday, May 21, 2018

Anti Wage-Slavery Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 1771-1773

The scarcity of time is one reason we overconsume, attempting to compensate for the loss of this most primal of all wealth. Time is life. To be truly rich is to have sovereignty over our own time.
Charles Eisenstein

 If others envy  me for my leisure, on the other hand, so be it. I do not, of course, wish to be a source of envy. I believe, however, that society will ultimately benefit the more that individuals come to realize that they long for lives of more leisure, lives outside the rat race of careerism or the monotony of the 9-to-5 grind, rather than simply lives of more wealth or material accumulation. More people must desire leisure, and thereupon demand it, in order eventually to effect the revolutions necessary for all people to enjoy more of it.
Kate McFarland
The Useless Life

There is this rise-of-the-robots logic, this fear that gradually technology is going to throw more and more people out of work. People say, “Look, it hasn’t happened.”
I think it did happen, but they made up these imaginary jobs to keep us working anyway, because we have an irrational economy that makes people work eight hours whether or not there’s anything to do. Can you have a surer sign of a stupid economic system than one in which the prospect of getting rid of onerous labor is considered a problem? Any rational economic system would redistribute the necessary work in a reasonable way and everybody would work less.

Thursday, May 10, 2018
Is Your Job Bullshit? David Graeber on Capitalism’s Endless Busywork
by Dayton Martindale
In These Times


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