Productivism is the belief that measurable economic productivity and growth is the purpose of human organization (e.g., work), and that “more production is necessarily good”.
Proponents argue that there is no conflict between the role of the worker and of the citizen, father and mother, etc. That is, that conventional economics and particularly macroeconomics already accounts for the relationship between productivity and the freedom to enjoy that productivity ((Needs further explanation))
A key academic critic of productivism is Amartya Sen, winner of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Economics. His theory of “development as freedom” is one of several human development theories, that states that the growth of individual capital, that is, “talent”, “creativity” and “personal ingenuity”, is more significant than the growth of many other measurable quantities, e.g. production of products for commodity markets.