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Our fetishisation of overwork Is harming us and the economy

Aidan Harper writes for Huffington Post


Aidan Harper wrote for Huffington Post on the need for an economy that gives us back our time:

The campaign for a four-day week follows in a rich tradition of successful campaigns for the two-day weekend and the eight-hour day. It also asks the question: what is the economy for? Surely the purpose of the economy is to create a good life within it, and have a material basis from which you can be housed and fed – but something our economy is not providing for us is time, which we need. The next stage in economic development should not be to generate more stuff, but to create the conditions in which we can live good lives.”

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