Thinking Clearly About Piece-Work:
Now according to classic economic theory, these changes wouldn’t just be details of style, but would increase the size of the overall pie. And, on the squishy side, they’d provide much greater scope for human freedom. Assuming I was guaranteed a decent wage either way, I’d far rather be able to stay up late working one night in exchange for blowing off work the next. Not to mention getting to work the hours I want, from the place I want, in the way I want, etc.
[I’ve nothing to add. Just a fairly explanation of the possibilities.]
Source: Aaron Swartz: The Weblog