Monday, September 7, 2015
Obligatory Labor Day Post
How the U.S. is losing the leisure race, in 1 depressing chart (Washington Post)
While researching a longer piece on the history of oil, I learned that Britain switched to a three day week in 1974 to deal with the energy crisis (in additional to oil costs, coal miners went on strike). Of course, it was implemented overnight and caused considerable economic hardship. But it shows that working less conserves resources.
BONUS: This Labor Day, it's time for the U.S. to catch up with the rest of the world (David Cay Johnston, Philadelphia Inquirer)
Posted by escapefromwisconsin at 1:37 PM