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
For my next book, Shorter: How The 4-Day Week Can Save the World (not the exact title necessarily), I talked a lot to companies about how they fit 5 days’
So my friends at the 4 Day Week Campaign have released a video about the 4-day workweek: It’s a nicely-done piece of work, and if you want a 2-minute argument
One of the things about companies working shorter hours is that while they pay a lot of attention to tightening up their processes, making meetings more efficient, keeping email from
This weekend I printed out a draft of the next book. It’s just under 50,000 words, out of about 70,000. I’ve still got plenty to write, but I’m making good