We work too much. It’s purely insane that with the increases in productivity, growth in the workforce and gains in efficiency over the last century that we still haven’t managed to get the workweek under 40 hours. In fact, over the last few decades, we’re actually working more, without any real growth in wages. Here are a couple of links which shed some light on the subject.

Workers of the World Relax – two short movies put out by the Work Less Party of BC.

Mathematics of Wasted Labour – Taken from J. W. Smith’s World’s Wasted Work II, illustrating how much of the American workforce is totally unnecessary. This link, also on Globalissues, is also drawn from Smith’s work goes into more detail about the specifics of this waste.

The Abolition of Work by Bob Black…always controversial, but a definite classic.