Monday, February 25, 2019

Work as a Religion

Derek Thompson in The Atlantic: Workism is making Americans miserable. An excerpt:

In 1980, the highest-earning men actually worked fewer hours per week than middle-class and low-income men, according to a survey by the Minneapolis Fed. But that’s changed. By 2005, the richest 10 percent of married men had the longest average workweek. In that same time, college-educated men reduced their leisure time more than any other group. Today, it is fair to say that elite American men have transformed themselves into the world’s premier workaholics, toiling longer hours than both poorer men in the U.S. and rich men in similarly rich countries.


Eclecticity said...

Thanks so much for sharing Michael. Very interesting. E.

Michael Wade said...


You're welcome. It is indeed very interesting.