PODCAST EPISODE

28. Why No One Wants to Work - [An Explanation of Labor]

Becoming Human

Nov 14 2021 • 40 mins


What is work and why do we say no one wants to do it? Labor is an action or exertion to develop the world through the deployment of human abilities, time, and energy and there are multiple ways to approach it. This episode explores the history of hard work, extrinsic labor, intrinsic labor, and the two overarching types of economy that result: "Production for Use" and "Production for Exchange." We need to reconsider the essence of work, work-life balance, and what work means in light of human limitations.

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