‘Work as Unjust Private Government: An analysis’

“The insurance company Aetna pays its workers to sleep eight hours a day. Or, more precisely, it has a bonus scheme that pays workers $25 dollars for every 20 days that they have slept for at least eight hours. It is easy to understand the motivation behind this scheme. Sleep deprivation can severely impact on health and well-being, which in turn impacts on worker productivity. The American Academy of Sleep Science has actually tried to quantify the impact, suggesting that as much as $63.8 billion is lost every year in the US due to sleep deprivation …” (more)

[John Danaher, Philosophical Disquisitions, 30 December]

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