Why “Doing Nothing” Improves Productivity and Well Being

Why “Doing Nothing” Improves Productivity and Well Being …and workaholism and busyness do not. Posted Nov 09, 2016 Conventional wisdom in our culture promotes the belief and practice of working longer hours will improve productivity. Today’s hectic and over-stimulated world can cause us to be hurried, busy, multi-taskers, and workaholics, in an attempt to increase…

Finland’s basic income experiment is already lowering stress levels — and it’s only 4 months old

10.05.2017, 17:44 Unsplash / Haley Phelps Four months after Finland’s social-security institution Kela launched a two-year experiment in basic income, a system of wealth distribution in which people receive a salary just for being alive, some of the 2,000 recipients are already reporting lower levels of stress. The $600 they receive each month might not…

How «The Self-Made Man» Myth Feeds the American Dream

Belief in the «self-made» man myth perpetuates inequality Posted May 15, 2016 Our beliefs in the “self-made man,” and «The American Dream» are largely myths, don’t serve society well, and may perpetuate economic and social inequality. Movies, TV shows and popular media, and many politicians are reinforcing these myths by arguing and promoting the notion…

Economic growth more likely when wealth distributed to poor instead of rich

Australian economy Economic growth more likely when wealth distributed to poor instead of rich Stephen Koukoulas The economic case for maintaining a progressive income tax structure and targeting welfare payments to those most in need is overwhelming If people on lower incomes have more money, there will be more spending, more jobs and a stronger…