A four-day workweek? -Brilliant post!

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As anthropologist David Graeber has recently contended, many of us work jobs that, at least partially, seem pointless. Indeed, economists have long been aware of the redundant hours contained in many working days, with employees effectively under-utilized in their workplaces, yet unable to leave due to the persistent issue of “presenteeism”—where workers are valued by managers for hours logged in the office rather than productivity.

Rather than work longer hours for little productive benefit, we could embrace a shorter working week and help save our planet and our own well-being.

To fight climate change, institute a four-day workweek

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