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Monday, January 9, 2012

Work, and the rise of tricycle pushcarts

"Even in backward mining communities, as late as the sixteenth century more than half the recorded days were holidays; while for Europe as a whole, the total number of holidays, including Sunday, came to 189, a number even greater than those enjoyed by Imperial Rome. Nothing more clearly indicates a surplus of food and human energy, if not material goods. Modern labor-saving devices have as yet done no better."

This article will be interesting to those who think about the amount of time and effort that goes into work - our jobs, professions and careers and if you have a yen to down-scale your technologies, you'll be doubly interested!


wildcrafty said...

variation on a theme

Armchair Critic said...

Time for an update on this post?