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4. 20 hour work week, Brilliant of course.
Sun Jan 8, 2012, 09:37 PM
Jan 2012

Reducing the standard work week, let me say to 30 or 35 hours, seems like a pretty good idea to me.

Alot of people would be against it though because they would lose money that way, if they lose work hours. Maybe it also needs to be accompanied by wage increases?

I really do think though that increased leisure time(aka family time/personal time) is one of the most important goals we can have as a society.

I have never heard any Democrat or Republican talk about increasing leisure time for people. They usually talk about getting us more jobs.

Why isn't reducing the standard work-week from 40 to 30 hours ever mentioned, except by third parties? This is never discussed in mainstream politics.

I think that demonstrates that our political system has some fundamental flaws that keep certain types of solutions from ever being considered.

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