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An essay by Justin Douglas

An essay by Justin Douglas [ Dear subscribers: Like the previous essay, The Incentive to Work , this essay is by guest writer Justin Douglas, whose work I discovered at his former Asobinomics.net blog (“rethinking work, leisure, time & productivity”) in 2012. I liked his thought-provoking writings and I proposed a collaborative project with him at the time, but he decided to delete his blog and take his work in a different direction, so the collaboration never came to pass. However, we are still friendly, and he gave me permission to re-publish a few of his essays exactly as they originally appeared (including outdated or broken links). I’m sharing them here as-is because I want them to become part of the permanent back-issue archive on Substack, so that new subscribers can access them easily. I’ve included Justin’s e-mail address at the end of the essay; he invited interested readers of