I had read the article years ago, yet it still preyed on my mind. In flawless terms, a Finnish environmentalist called Pentti Linkola argued that one of the greatest self-inflicted tragedies of western civilisation has been the decline of physical labour.
Although surely, not having to dig roads, plough fields or carry heavy loads is generally a good thing?
Screens and telephones are the tools of my trade, not picks and shovels.
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