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Pay people to not work


Work for work, an antiquated creed

Work has no intrinsic value.

Much of it is little more than activity — the wage essentially payment for being somewhere one doesn't want to be.

A lot of the work that is being done isn't helping anybody. Some of it is harmful.

Of the work that is useful, an increasing amount of it is being done by machines. Humans will continue to do a smaller and smaller percentage, as mechanization takes over more of the productivity.

And productivity cannot continue to increase, certainly not without modifications to its effects on ecosystems.

If productivity cannot increase at the current rate, and people are going to be doing a smaller percentage of the total work, large-scale employment is unsustainable.

The idea that work as inherently good is an antiquated sentiment.