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An extract from Bertrand Russell's essay in Praise of Idleness. Four demonstrators and a spectator were The libcom library contains nearly 20, articles. If it's your first time on the site, or you're looking for something specific, it can be difficult to know where to start. Luckily, there's a range of ways you can filter the library content to suit your needs, from casual browsing to researching a particular topic.
I have attempted to portray similar ideas, in regards to a universal wage, to friends and family. Each time I'm met with "What stops some people from not working" and they refuse to move past that. They see people who work less, or don't work as a detriment to society. What sort of changes can be made to change people's viewpoint on hard work as a virtue? I always pitch universal wage and refusal of work to most people with whom I have meaningful conversations. By their reaction I'm certain that these ideas will be unpopular for the rest of our lifetime. The best you can do is to keep preaching them if you believe in them.
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The collection includes essays on the subjects of sociology , philosophy and economics. In the eponymous essay, Russell argues that if labour was equitably shared out amongst everyone, resulting in shorter work days, unemployment would decrease and human happiness would increase due to the increase in leisure time, further resulting in increased involvement in the arts and sciences. In , the book was published by Routledge , with a new introduction by the historian Anthony Gottlieb. This article about a philosophy -related book is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.
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It is rather like the stillness in the conversation of lovers, which is fed by their oneness. A great deal of harm is being done in the modern world by belief in the virtuousness of work, and that the road to happiness and prosperity lies in an organized diminution of work. The first kind is unpleasant and ill paid; the second is pleasant and highly paid. The second kind is capable of indefinite extension: there are not only those who give orders, but those who give advice as to what orders should be given.
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