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Response to zentrum (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 04:25 PM

13. Also work culture and the erosion of labor rights.

Many Americans are expected to work overtime without pay and to put their jobs before their families and their own health either out of fear of losing their jobs and health care or not being perceived as being sufficiently dedicated.

Productivity and consumption have replaced social and familial connection as a measurement for success in life for far too many Americans. And even where it hasn't, way too many people are forced to chose between providing for their own and/or their family's material needs and giving them sufficient time and attention.

And it's all *so* stupid and unnecessary given the extent to which mechanization should be reducing the need to spend so many hours at work for everyone.

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