TTT1834 August 27 Shorter Work Week
We’ve all heard the predictions. As robots, driverless vehicles, and smart machines reduce the need for human labor, millions of jobs now done by people will become obsolete. John Crea, author of Recalibrating the Labor Market: How to Have Your Cake and Time to Eat It Too, thinks the time is right to replace the 40-hour work week with a shorter standard. Even better, he shows how this can be done without a reduction in weekly take-home pay. The result, Crea argues, will be stronger communities, more creative workers, and a better work-life balance.