I feel like no one should be permitted to call ‘busy’ anymore. If everyone is busy, then it is as if no one is busy. In classic algebraic form, we can strike it from both sides of the equation and just call it equal.
But it does surprise me that people don’t employ the oldest rule in economics when they get too busy:
Put the price up.
Economics 101 tells us that increased prices reduces demand and equalises supply. And believe it or not we can do it with our time, our job, our freelance work and even our startup.
It seems as though the first rule in economics is the one everyone always forgets.