The four-day work week

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The four-day work week

Postby musicrock on Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:26 pm

Decades ago, experts predicted we would all be working just 14 to 15 hours a week by now, and would have so much free time, we wouldn't even know what to do with ourselves. Instead, U.S. workers have been stuck with the official 40-hour workweek -- or even longer for many of us -- since 1938, in order to finance our ever-expensive lifestyles.

The predictions: Back in 1930, renowned economist John Maynard Keynes predicted technological advancements would mean we would all eventually work just 15 hours a week. That same year, evolutionary biologist Julian Huxley predicted the two-day work week. Both men warned that someday, we would have so much leisure time, we would be bored out of our minds. ... ?hpt=hp_t3

Geez what a pipe dream, nice idea, but never going to happen in N. America. No Jetson lifestyle in this day and age.

According to Wikipedia Mr. Huxley died in 1975, but would have seen that his prediction would not be happening any time soon.
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