Myth that Capitalism works people harder - There's a myth that Capitalism turned people into wage slaves or starting increasing their workload. The truth belief stems from the profound ignorance of the believers. The facts show that:
Before capitalism there was abject poverty and mass starvation, so people didn't work because they didn't have a diet that enabled them to do much but slowly starve to death. (Nobel laureates Robert Fogeland and Angus Deaton)
Few understand the brutality (in hours and risks) of farm work, which was the alternative. The reason they fled to cities and industry is because the jobs were better.
Today's jobs are better, easier, with more benefits, less death, more freedom -- and virtually none of it was "given" to us by governments.
Broken Window Links - The Broken Window Fallacy is a fundamental concept of economics (and logic) about seen advantages versus unseen costs.