Life’s Short. Work Less. In Praise Of The 4-Day Work Week


I love the bit in those 1970s nostalgia shows when we get to 1974. It’s always the same footage: slightly bedraggled people looking like they are wearing someone else’s trousers, cars that appear to have been imported from east Germany, a raucous soundtrack from Bowie and T Rex. Ted Heath standing in the middle of it all looking suddenly like a man from the wrong generation.

And for more than two months, industry and commerce was forced to work a three-day week. No wonder Heath lost the election. Can you imagine what a three-day week would do to the current government?

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