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What if we lived in a world where your wealth wasn’t counted by how much money you earned, but by how much time you had spare? After you have done all the things you need to do (sleep, eat, clean, work to earn enough to pay for what you need) how much time is left over?

This would lead to a much healthier work-life balance for more people and to a re-assessment of values. Success wouldn’t be about earning lots of money, but enabling you to do other things: spend time with your family & friends; volunteering for a charity; enjoying yourself.

Wouldn’t this also be a much more useful comparator between people, and especially between different communities and civilisations? It would be interesting to see how a city worker in London compared to a Pacific islander on this scale!