tax cuts to encourage Americans to work harder. Au contraire wrote Dr. Juliet. B. Schor in The Overworked American, which briefly made the nonfiction best-. THE OVERWORKED AMERICAN The Unexpected Decline of Leisure. By Juliet B . Schor. pp. New York: Basic Books. $ Text: AROUND. This pathbreaking book explains why, contrary to all expectations, Americans are working harder than ever. Juliet Schor presents the astonishing news that over.
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Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Nov 14, Harry Klinkhamer rated it liked it. It was interesting to learn about studies in non-consumer oriented cultures in which people simply would not work more no matter what they were offered: The Unexpected Decline Of Leisure.
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Could have been better if the beginning of the book was shorter there’s a lot of discussion of stats and estimates of stats and how she arrived at her numbers, other surveys of working hours, etc. I remember liking it.
We could all put in 20 years on the job – just about any job – and retire with full pension! Refresh and try again. Or in mining or factories where things are slow at certain times of the year? The book contains numerous surprises. People don’t really want to work long hours. She has co-edited, The Golden Age of Capitalism: In addition to the lack of leisure are the facts of unemployment and the well known now Jul 02, Les Wolf rated it it was amazing.
Basic BooksAug 5, – Social Science – pages. Several oof the ideas suggested by the author for limiting overwork are effective.
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For this we can blame the Puritans, unsurprisingly. Trivia About The Overworked Am Schor’s latest book is Thhe to Buy: Return to Book Page. What I noticed upon reading this is that her politics tend to get in the way of her analysis. As other reviewers have noted, the statistics in this book, though dated at this point, are fascinating.
The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline Of Leisure
But some interesting quotes from before I stopped reading: Lists with This Book. This pathbreaking book explains why, contrary to all expectations, Americans are working harder than ever.
She suggests remedies for equal pay and equal choice of work opportunities between genders. Ajerican, the author has published similarly themed books more recently.
But Schor is not naive. I loved the story on page 49, of workers antagonizing clocks controlled by the employer. And, oveworked, an equally great surprise from history came on page To ask other readers questions about The Overworked Americanplease sign up.
Jan 17, William rated it it was amazing.
The author does her homework and makes a good composite picture of the signs of the times.