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    One goal of humans is to have lots of stuff but still have plenty of time for leisure. In a way, the greater productivity is a triumph. However, in order to have lots of stuff you have to work. The solution is a shorter work week. Everyone gets a job, but they work shorter hours. This should improve everyone's happiness because everyone has work, yet they have more leisure, too. Think about it. We don't want to return to the old days of Charles Dickens, where people worked in the dirty factories 12 hours a day, seven days a week

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