Tim Jackson veltir upp efasemdum um að aukin framleiðni sé alltaf til góðs:
Productivity — the amount of output delivered per hour of work in the economy — is often viewed as the engine of progress in modern capitalist economies. .. The quest for increased productivity occupies reams of academic literature and haunts the waking hours of C.E.O.’s and finance ministers. … But the relentless drive for productivity may also have some natural limits.