The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline Of Leisure
This pathbreaking book explains why, contrary to all expectations, Americans are working harder than ever. Juliet Schor presents the astonishing news that over the past twenty years our working hours have increased by the equivalent of one month per year--a dramatic spurt that has hit everybody: men and women, professionals as well as low-paid workers. Why are we--unlike every other industrialized Western nation--repeatedly ”choosing” money over time? And what can we do to get off the treadmill?
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - carterchristian1 - LibraryThing
This book now 20 years old seems especially timely in the current depression era that seems to have no end. In addition to the lack of leisure are the facts of unemployment and the well known now ... Read full review
The overworked American: the unexpected decline of leisureUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This is a book with an important message that unfortunately will probably not be taken seriously. Schor, a Harvard economist, argues from statistics what the rest of us know from experience, that "in ... Read full review