This content was published first in The Sunday Letters Journal: https://sundayletters.larrygmaguire.com/p/bonus-beyond-an-economy-of-work-and by Larry G. Maguire on Wed, 07 Sep 2022 12:09:07 GMT
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This episode is a reading from a speech by Juliet Schor, author of The Overworked American, to students at Tilburg University in 1997 titled Beyond An Economy of Work & Spend. In this essay, Schor offers a detailed breakdown of why the capitalist promise of increased leisure time and fewer working hours has failed. In sum, instead of technological gains giving us more free time, it has been used to line the pockets of the elite few and extend the levels of debt workers are forced to endure through consumerism.