Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2012:January:12 Thursday
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2012/1/12-3/3 [Science/GlobalWarming] UID:54287 Activity:nil
1/12    "The Case for a 21-Hour Work Week"
        Yeah, let's beat the Europeans on laziness.  If their purpose really
        is to save the planet, why not re-direct the "excess" consumption
        towards environmental causes?  I don't see how traveling, for example,
        in the extra free time is not a form of consumption.
        \_ Screw the planet; if you're not producing an arbitrary number of
           widgets, staffing a retail or customer service station, or doing
           some other kind of job that requires a constant presence and
           regular productivity, what's the point of having you in a physical
           location for 40 hours per week? And if you do work in one of those
           jobs, wouldn't it make sense to run studies to show how many hours
           you can actually work and remain efficient before you start
           inadvertently flaking?
        \_ Traveling could be a bicycle tour of the region near where you
           live, for example, it doesn't have to be luxurious. I basically
           agree with this, but no one in IT is going to let you work 20
           hrs/wk, so what I plan to do is retire 25 years after I graduate.
           So I keep my living expenses low and save a lot.
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2012:January:12 Thursday