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How critiques of shorter working hours fall shorter

In the wake of the good news about Iceland’s public sector implementing a shorter workweek, a couple pieces have raised questions about the Iceland experience and 4-day workweek

By |2021-08-06T15:18:42-07:00August 6th, 2021|4-day workweek, Business and work|Comments Off on How critiques of shorter working hours fall shorter

Mark Takano announces 4-day week legislation for the United States

A few days ago I noted that there were a growing number of politicians around the world— in Canada, Chile, Japan, Korea, Scotland, and elsewhere— talking about the benefits

By |2021-07-28T08:31:32-07:00July 28th, 2021|4-day workweek, Politics and Policy|Comments Off on Mark Takano announces 4-day week legislation for the United States

A week of talking about the 4-day week on the radio

Today I was on WAMU news show 1A, talking about (of course) the 4-day week. You can listen here, though the embed might work too: This follows a

By |2021-07-21T21:40:04-07:00July 21st, 2021|4-day workweek, Media, News, SHORTER, Top post|Comments Off on A week of talking about the 4-day week on the radio

The 4-day week on TED Ideas

My latest article about the 4-day week is now out on the TED Ideas Web site. In recent decades, globalization, outsourcing, automation, digitization and, most recently, the rise

By |2021-07-26T11:33:48-07:00July 9th, 2021|4-day workweek, Business and work, Future, Pandemic, Top post, Writing|Comments Off on The 4-day week on TED Ideas

“the push for a four-day workweek suggests we do have other things we value”

Washington Post writer Christine Emba makes the case that we should push for a 4-day workweek not because it will make us better producers, but because it will

By |2021-07-26T11:34:33-07:00July 7th, 2021|4-day workweek|Comments Off on “the push for a four-day workweek suggests we do have other things we value”

Government experimentation with shorter hours

Iceland is getting a ton of coverage for its implementation of a shorter workweek for public sector workers, but it's worth noting that a lot of other countries

By |2021-07-26T11:35:27-07:00July 7th, 2021|4-day workweek, Politics and Policy|Comments Off on Government experimentation with shorter hours
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