Tuesday, February 3, 2009

What about a 32-hour, 4 day work week?

There is a simple, comprehensive system solution you won’t hear about. (I wonder why that is? Could it be that the powers that be are heavily invested and benefit immensely from THIS system?)

This one simple action would:
  • Increases the number of jobs. 
  • Provide more time off for this overworked, over stressed nation.
  • Provide more family time for parents and children.
  • Decrease overall commuting which both reduces our dependence on foreign oil and greenhouse gas emissions. 
  • Should decrease rampant consumerism as overall incomes decrease.
The late Donella Meadows wrote a famous paper about Leverage Points and places to intervene in a system. Changing the rules of the system is a fairly significant leverage point. This is one rule change that would benefit working class Americans.

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