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Mar 10, 2014

Why 30 hours? Why not 20? Lets eliminate farm equipment and we can soon have zero unemployment.

This woman is dumber than shit. It is no surprise that the NYTimes gives her a forum.

Mar 10, 2014

I think there's an argument to be made for shorter hours in a lot of cases, most people working are pretty damn inefficient a lot of the time.

Mar 11, 2014
cauchymonkey:

I think there's an argument to be made for shorter hours in a lot of cases, most people working are pretty damn inefficient a lot of the time.

No doubt, but I don't think people will become more efficient with less hours at work. Furthermore, very few people work a flat 40. I sure as hell don't.

Mar 11, 2014

People spouting opinions just to hear themselves talk is nothing new to the internet but apparently this form of written diarrhea is encouraged in once (long ago) respected news papers.

Mar 11, 2014

40 hours of work at 50% efficiency = 20 hours of work. By that logic we should have 20 hour work weeks. However if we had 20 hour work weeks we would still work at 50% efficiency and therefore only get 10 hours of work done.

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Mar 11, 2014

What if we let each person decide how much they wanted to work each week instead of attempting to craft top-down, one size fits all policy? Or acknowledge that people derive different utility from their work and have different leisure-consumption preferences? For most in the community I grew up in you couldn't keep them off the job if you tried

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Mar 11, 2014

I am the world's biggest advocate of either a four day week or less traditional hours. It doesn't work in every gig, but it's often very dumb to get to a desk at 9am and sit there for several hours before you have anything to do (this happens to us all, don't lie). I also think a four day week or a less traditionally structured work week would make people more productive and happier overall. We're already connected 24/7. And, let's face it, if you are a high performer, no one cares if you keep your own hours (within reason).

Mar 11, 2014
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