Article discussion: In Praise of Idleness (Anarchist bookfair Prague)

Thanks to the rise in productivity since the industrial revolution, working days of four hours should suffice to provide everyone with their basic needs. In 1932, Bertrand Russel wrote an essay titled "In Praise of Idleness", about how the resulting increase in leisure time would benefit everybody's life and society as a whole. He addressed the cultural and political issues that stand in the way to achieve this.

Now, more than 90 years later, working days still have not drastically shortened. We will discuss the essay and how it is still very relevant today.

Reading the essay beforehand is recommended, but not required, since we will give a short summary at the start of the discussion.

The event is part of the 10th Anarchist bookfair, Cross club (Plynární 1096, Praha) at the garden on outside stage.

Saturday, 27 May, 2023 - 13:00 to 14:00