In Europe, stock markets and other trading floors are open from 8 am to 4:30 pm, one of the longest trading days in the world. Now, two “professional bodies representing
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
While SHORTER (US | UK) moves through production (I get the copyedits next week, and have a bunch of revisions to put in), there’s another book about shortening working hours
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.
One of the objections I sometimes get to the 4-day workweek runs something like this: Since we know that unemployment makes people unhappy, doesn’t this mean that reducing the length