Productivity Ep 1: Why are we obsessed with productivity?

“How will we all keep busy when we only have to work 15 hours a week?” That was the question that actually worried the economist John Maynard Keynes when he wrote his short essay “Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren” in 1930. Over the next century, he predicted, the economy would become so productive that people would barely need to work at all. So what happened? Why are we so obsessed with productivity today? SPONSOR: Bench. With Bench, you get a professional bookkeeping team to do your books for you and our simple, elegant software to review your finances. It's everything you need to forget about your bookkeeping, without actually forgetting about your bookkeeping. Go to Bench.co/rocketship and get 20% off your first 6 months.

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