In the last few days I read several articles (like this one in Quartz, this one in the Daily Mail, and this one in the Guardian) proclaiming that the Finnish
Oxford, 2008 From Karl Marx, Capital, vol. 1: “What is a working-day? What is the length of time during which capital may consume the labour-power whose daily value it buys?
Unions in the UK have been talking about the 4-day week for some time, and now American unions are starting to take notice, Alexia Fernández Campbell reports in Vox. Now
Jeff Stein at the Washington Post has a piece about the 4-day week and the lack of interest in it among American progressives and unions: In Europe, signs abound of
NPR’s Planet Money has a piece on efforts in Japan to allow people to work less: Some companies in Japan are going bankrupt because of the country’s critical labor shortage.
Koreans have had some of the longest working hours in the developed world: longer than the workaholic United States, Europe, and even Japan (which is often Korea’s benchmark in economic