There is more to the arguments about work than the dichotomy of "good" and "bad". If you like what you do, do it! Please! And if you hate what you do, stop!
I think the most important thing stated in the links is that wages have not tracked production. As our ability to produce more and more things at lower and lower cost increases, we should be working less and less (or working for more and more money). But this is not happening. Why? Because if we do not continue to grow, we will die (or so the belief goes). I think they are starting to see this over in Europe with the introduction of the 35 hour work week in France and Ireland seriously considering a basic income.
I have a 4-day work week. I work for 9.5 hours a day for a total of 38 hours a week with a 3 day weekend. I like this schedule a lot. Recently, because of the economic slump, there has been talk of moving people to a 5 day week because it is seen as more "professional". This is utter bullshit. The 5 day people only work 2 more hours a week.
I'm a bit anti-capitalist myself, so I am of the opinion that the reason we are still working long hours for not much money is because rich people feel they need to keep getting richer. If it were OK to be stable (as opposed to having to grow all the time) then people could work 20 hours, or less.
But I'm rambling. Good day.
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