We Killed Leisure [Link]

July 09, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

My favorite phrase of the week by Eddie Smith:

In some ways we're living in the mushroom cloud of a productivity time bomb that was first wired by the Protestant work ethic.

Eddie is commenting on this interesting Economist article regarding leisure time in the modern world

All this work has left less time for play. Though leisure time has increased overall, a closer look shows that most of the gains took place between the 1960s and the 1980s. Since then economists have noticed a growing “leisure gap”, with the lion’s share of spare time going to people with less education.