Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Ease And Security

Modern methods of production have given us the possibility of ease and security for all; we have chosen, instead, to have overwork for some and starvation for the others.  Hitherto we have continued to be as energetic as we were before there were machines; in this we have been foolish, but there is no reason to go on being foolish for ever.

-- Bertrand Russell (1872-1970), British philosopher, logician, and mathematician, In Praise of Idleness and Other Essays (1935)

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