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In Praise of Idleness and Other Essays by Bertrand Russell

In Praise of Idleness and Other Essays is, as the name reveals, a collection of essays written by Bertrand Russell. It was originally published in 1935. In the eponymous essay, Russell questions a central idea on which our society rests upon – the inherent value of work. This was a radical notion in 1935 and remains equally radical today although discussions on reducing the number of work hours do arise from time to time but they are often dismissed as unrealistic…