Who Stole the Four-Hour Workday? | VICE
"A new American dream has gradually replaced the old one. Instead of leisure, or thrift, consumption has become a patriotic duty. Corporations can justify anything—from environmental destruction to prison construction—for the sake of inventing more work to do. A liberal arts education, originally meant to prepare people to use their free time wisely, has been repackaged as an expensive and inefficient job-training program. We have stopped imagining…that our grandchildren might have it easier than ourselves. We hope that they’ll have jobs, maybe even jobs that they like."