All the labor-saving technologies were going to usher in the Age of Leisure. However instead people are working longer and harder.
This new movie by Conrad Schmidt, author of "Workers of the World, Relax," asks about the meaning of life, work and the economy and discusses the paradox that more energy efficiency can lead to more energy consumption.
This movie could invigorate public dialogue, make us critical philosophers and free us from a sense of helplessness. America, the leader in the race to the bottom, can turn from market worship, trickle down hocus pocus and competitive anything goes. Preserving the commons, rebuilding the infrastructure, slowing down before commodifying everything and selling the family silver and safeguarding the possibilities of future generations are imperatives of sustainability.
The Workless Party based in Vancouver B.C. believes life should be celebrated and shared. One of its mottos is "Alarm Clocks Kill Dreams."
Conrad Schmidt can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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