Nobody is effective in their chair for 35+ hours per week sat at a desk in an office building. We all know that. We also know that many of the jobs that currently exist aren’t ethical and this is the case across nearly every country in the world. Part of creating a positive vision of the future and sustainable cities is addressing the way we work. There are human rights issues for why we should do this alongside environmental ones. We’re not born into this world hoping to spend 40 to 60 hours a week working in jobs that aren’t necessary, we don’t enjoy, are exploited in, or aren’t adequately compensated for in order for a select few to create billions of dollars in wealth (whilst accumulating power). Let’s design and implement policies that change the way we work, the time we have in life and the life we can enjoy.
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Nearly one hundred years ago Maynard-Keynes made the famous assessment that the grandchildren of then would be working 15 hours a week with the rest spent on leisure time. His prediction has of course turned out to be astoundingly incorrect. Many of us don’t want to be working this much
I get asked this question quite a bit. Is it ethical? Does it have an impact? A gambling company was recently recruiting for people in one of my industries in their fancy new office. They struggled. Numerous people turned down an interview to work for a company against their morals.
When I live in rural Cambodia I live in a very odd bubble. Many, many years ago this bubble was highly active with members of the NGO sector. Plenty of international organizations stealing good workers from grassroots organizations but that’s another story! At one point we had such a major