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Reading: In Praise of Idleness by Bertrand Russell

This piece from 1932 argues that we should not invest our improvement in productivity into producing more and more goods with the same long work hours but should change work life so people have more free time.
Russell states that this lesson became very clear in WWI, where workers were able to easily enjoy a good living standard and produce a big surplus for the war.
So what has happened since then?

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Shadow Scholar

reading: The Shadow Scholar”

This guy writes people’s academic paper en masse (=cheating) and talks about it in this interview. Wow! The English of the girl he cites is just.. terrible, and he’s written her graduation thesis. Uhm, way to go, education system!