"Work is the source of nearly all the misery in the world. Almost any evil you'd care to name comes from working or from living in a world designed for work. In order to stop suffering, we have to stop working."
"The Industrial Age's technological advances have steadily reduced the hours of the workweek. The advances of the 19th century cut the average laborer's workweek from 80 hours to 60; the advances of the first half of the 20th century cut them again to 40.
"But the 40-hour workweek has remained standard in the United States throughout the second half of the 20th century, despite productivity gains more than doubling. That could change in the coming decades of increased productivity, as we have less work to go around. We may see the 20-hour workweek."