The 300,000-year case for the 15-hour week | Curio

The 300,000-year case for the 15-hour week

16 mins | Sep 3, 2020

To understand the future of work, we need to look deep into our past. Anthropologist James Suzman explores in the Financial Times how humanity has shaped the concept of work ever since its very origin. Studying the fascinating example of the Ju/’hoansi, a Southern African society living isolated since the dawn of our species, he aims to understand where our preoccupation with scarcity and hard work originated.

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From Financial Times