Compare and contrast:
“Work is where they find their real fulfilment–running an investment bank , designing an airport, bringing on stream a new family of antibiotics. If their work is satisfying people don’t need leisure in the old-fashioned sense. No one ever asks what Newton or Darwin did to relax, or how Bach spent his weekends. At Eden-Olympia work is the ultimate play, and play the ultimate work.” –J.G. Ballard, Super-Cannes
“Old premise: work sucks, and after decades of toil, one has “earned the right” to get paid to do nothing. New premise: work is self-defined, self-led and empowering. Small-scale and global-reach entrepreneurship is a reality and this will make work a joy rather than a painful necessity.” -Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, The American Scene
The libertarian right assures us that the preceding is a description of utopia.
This message intellectually sponsored by the Work Less Party.