Prior to the advent of the Industrial Revolution, employment centred around trades and artisan crafters. People lived and worked with their families in one place, trading locally what they produced by hand.
Then came mechanisation, accompanied by a thirst for profits. Earning a crust no longer required a lifetime perfecting the skills your parents taught you. Talented individuals congregated together in cities, were exploited and reduced to cogs in a giant machine. Continue reading “The Truly Flexible Workplace”