I think there are a lot of moral assumptions about “do nothings” here that may no longer be appropriate in a society where we can provide the necessities of life for all using only a fraction of the labor force.

I think the moral aversion to laziness arises out of a context of scarcity, where someone who ate but did not work represented a threat to the survivability of others.

I think being a parent or a spouse or a member of the community, thinking, reading, voting, are worthwhile activities outside wage labour.

I also think there is almost no one who would chose a life of doing nothing over one with some kind of activity in it (even just writing bad poetry).

Check out Bertrand Russell on the same topic:

Recovering journo. Still at war with bullshit. Cofounder of the Stone research transparency system. www.writeinstone.com

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