"The 8-hour workday is too profitable for big business, not because of the amount of work people get done in eight hours but because it makes for such a purchase-happy public. Keeping free time scarce means people pay a lot more for convenience, gratification, and any other relief they can buy. It keeps them watching television, and its commercials. It keeps them unambitious outside of work."

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@neauoire that particular article had a myopia about “now”. There wasn’t much setting aside for an unexpected problem that cost a lot of money. They sound a bit carefree about the future which is easy to do when they’re unattached and have no children. And if that’s their life plan, more power to them. But the whole calculus changes substantially when one worries about more than “now” and more than “me”.

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