It is now sadly clear that the vision we had some decades ago of a four- day week and more leisure time for all is a myth only realisable in a benevolent dictatorship - in practice there will be an increasing number working for long hours and little pay servicing the few who are also working long hours, but for a lot of pay.
But even with growing wealth there will not be enough service jobs for all. We need to change our attitude to employment. Instead of despising those who do not want to work, should we not be grateful that there are some who are happy to lead their life without it?
Should we not be encouraging the "drop-outs", be happy that they are willing to live on a minimum income, and not begrudge the fact that, as taxpayers, we are subsidising them?
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