Let’s have a conversation – About Time Spent Working


March 5


06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

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Georges Brisset - Life Beginner's Manual

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WeWork 142 W 57

142 West 57th Street Room 6A, New York, NY 10019

New York, NY, US, 10019

In the 1930s, economist John Keynes predicted that his grandkids would work just 15 hours a week.

In the 1960s a Senate committee projected the American work week would be down to 14 hours by 2000.

This obviously never happened.

* - But why?

Progress in technology and social justice were supposed to reduce human toil and grant longer leisure time.

* - So why are we still working 40 hours or more per week?

* - Is that the cost of raising our living standards?

* - Are we working more or less than our counterparts in the pre-industrial age?

* - Obviously, more tech is not the answer but is there a solution in sight?

* - Can we escape the Eloi–Morlock class separation H. G. Wells so colorfully depicted in his 1895 novel, The Time Machine?

In this 2-hour discussion, we will explore this topic, sharing points of views.

Looking forward to a rewarding conversation with you all. Bring guests and friends.

Great thanks to WeWork, who generously lend us the room for our informal gathering

How to find us

Room 6A 6th floor - check in on 11th floor as a guest of Emily Zarella - Community Manager

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