In 1930, John Maynard Keynes spelt out a vision of impending utopia: work, he said, will become a thing of the past. But instead of an excess of free time to be enjoyed at leisure, a radically different regime now dominates the developed nations: the leisure principle.  

Edited by Carody Culver, Griffith Review 81: The Leisure Principle examines the complications and contradictions of our evolving relationships with work and play, from sports gambling and social media to leisurewear and living your best life. 

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