I would postulate the reason we have a deluge of productivity hacks and seminars and books and so-forth is because … humans were not meant to be this productive.

Due to exponential technological advances and flatlined wages since the 1970s, humans—particularly Americans—are more connected, distracted, overworked, underpaid, stratified and depressed than ever.

Instead of treating this suite of problems from the supply side (labor, at the individual level), it would be far more effective to treat it from the demand side (ownership, at the policy level).

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