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You Really Don’t Need To Work So Much - The New Yorker
What counts as work, in the skilled trades, has some intrinsic limits; once a house or bridge is built, that’s the end of it. But in white-collar jobs, the amount of work can expand infinitely through the generation of false necessities—that is, reasons for driving people as hard as possible that have nothing to do with real social or economic needs.
employment  leisure  hours  growth  critique  educated  author:TimWu  NewYorker  2015 
august 2015 by inspiral

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