Let’s stop pretending we love our jobs

13 May

When the British government imposed a three-day working week during the oil crisis in 1973, many economists expected a productivity drop of at least 40%. It did not happen. People adjusted, worked harder and became more efficient. In the end, even though people were in work less, they were working more. Fast-forward fifty years and […]

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The joy of lockdown laziness

24 Apr

When asked by YouGov on 24 March whether or not they’d find a three-week lockdown easy or hard, 66% of Brits said “easy”. Those earnest promoters of the work ethic, Dominic Raab and Priti Patel, must be a bit worried. Are we actually enjoying lockdown? Are we enjoying doing less? Are we enjoying being masters […]

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