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Work in modern America really sucks. There are many reasons for this, but one of them is that the old idea of the 40-hour week–long a goal for workers in the past–has been eroded to the point of meaningless, with all sorts of ways for employers to manipulate workers to control their lives. Yesterday being […]

Work More!

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On July 9, 2015

Jeb Bush’s hands are far apart to indicate he wants workers to labor all the hours Jeb Bush really is a man of the New Gilded Age. His beliefs about labor are truly Lochner-esque. Republican pre

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I’ll admit that what I know about the French economy can be put in a thimble. So I won’t comment on the details. But the French economist Michel Husson and Stephanie Treillet have a provocative Jacobin essay on the connection between reducing the work week and achieving full employment: There is a close link between […]
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