British, 1747 - 1801
Study for “The Death of Richard II”, ca. 1792-1793
Memorial Art Gallery
But the 8-hour workday is too profitable for big business, not because of the amount of work people get done in eight hours (the average office worker gets less than three hours of actual work done in 8 hours) but because it makes for such a purchase-happy public. Keeping free time scarce means people pay a lot more for convenience, gratification, and any other relief they can buy. It keeps them watching television, and its commercials. It keeps them unambitious outside of work.
We’ve been led into a culture that has been engineered to leave us tired, hungry for indulgence, willing to pay a lot for convenience and entertainment, and most importantly, vaguely dissatisfied with our lives so that we continue wanting things we don’t have. We buy so much because it always seems like something is still missing."
great article. time is wealth.
George R.R. Martin
[when asked if he was going to let any Game of Thrones/Song of Ice and Fire characters live] (via let-them-eat-static)
So as attractive as I agree many celebrities are, with the amount of stuff that I see thrown around on certain celebrities’ tags and such, I get really weirded out by the extent to which some people are willing to express publicly and such, and it got me thinkingRead more
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