But the 8-hour workday is too profitable for big business, not because of the amount of work people get done in eight hours (the average office worker gets less than three hours of actual work done in 8 hours) but because it makes for such a purchase-happy public. Keeping free time scarce means people pay a lot more for convenience, gratification, and any other relief they can buy. It keeps them watching television, and its commercials. It keeps them unambitious outside of work.
We’ve been led into a culture that has been engineered to leave us tired, hungry for indulgence, willing to pay a lot for convenience and entertainment, and most importantly, vaguely dissatisfied with our lives so that we continue wanting things we don’t have. We buy so much because it always seems like something is still missing.
The Koch Brothers Exposed: The film
I just watched this documentary on Netflix, and I promise you, it’s the scariest film you’ll watch in your life. If you don’t know who the Koch brothers are, I highly recommend you read this post and then watch the “Koch Brothers Exposed”. They own you. They are destroying your life and future. You should at least know about it.
—Strength of a Thousand Men
Strength of a Thousand Men - Two Steps From Hell
A look at the real life Gordon Gekko’s of the United States. These are a few individual billionaires who use their wealth to buy power in Washington and alter the very fabric of our democracy. Congress bends to their will. They are elite. They are untouchable. They live on Park Avenue, New York, NY.