"Quitting the Paint Factory" -- a thoughtful piece from Harper's that asks the taboo question in today's America, Inc. : what's so great about work? And more importantly, why do we spend so much time doing it, even when it's not fun, or challenging, or rewarding? I'm not sure I want to replace my work hours with "idleness," exactly, but how about more time for being creative, playing, reading, writing, taking care of our homes, families, communities? Oh right, we're s'posed to pay someone else to do that for us, right? Sheesh.

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