The relentless wave of cost cutting in the corporate world in the last couple of decades has taken its toll on the protestant work ethic. But if the work ethic has taken a battering amongst young people, what is there to replace it? Should we take our revenge on the world of work by ‘downshifting or ‘protiring , by idling or becoming a player, or simply staying put and slacking on the job? Can the vacuum created by the absence of work ever be filled? An international panel of rebels against the work ethic considers the alternatives. Speakers: Corinne Maier, author of Hello Laziness (Bonjour Paresse); Pat Kane, writer and author of The Play Ethic; Tom Hodgkinson, editor of The Idler and author of How to be Idle. Chair: Richard Reeves, co-founder of The Intelligence Agency and research associate, The Work Foundation.

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23 Jun 05ICA, Inner London :: V205
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