Interesting thought and rest assure you're not deluded for thinking against the flow.

From an anthropological perspective, the 40-60 hour work week is actually a very new concept in human history (only 200 years old). During feudal times, people work 12 hours a day in fields for 6 months, and the next 6 months they have nothing to do and lived off their "savings" of their harvest.

Also, the concept of state funded retirement through financial markets and social security is less than 60 years old. That's younger than your grandfather!

Markets have definitely evolved very quickly over tha last 20 years. But we dont see the same disruption in the concept and expectations of work and monetary policies.

People lucky enough to be exposed to wealth are entertained by the growing numbers and believed they made the right financial decisions. It takes too much effort to consider other social implications and the risk taken by workers to prop up their financial status.

Obsessive at understanding the social elements of finances and data. Always the small fish in a big pond.

Obsessive at understanding the social elements of finances and data. Always the small fish in a big pond.