Shorten the workweek to boost the economy
February 4, 2019

From Bloomberg:

A shorter working week could help the UK's "exhausted" workforce and boost the economy, a new report argues.

Think tank Autonomy said its research suggested there was no correlation between long working hours and productivity.

Germany is more productive but workers have fewer hours on average than the UK, while Mexico and Greece are less productive but work significantly more than workers in Britain, the study indicated.

Cutting the working week would also reduce the UK's carbon footprint through less commuting, said the report.

The think tank made a series of recommendations, including using the public sector as an "innovator" in adopting a shorter working week without a reduction in pay...

Continue reading at Bloomberg... 

You may also like

U.S. fertility rate drops to new all-time low

"The report found that the general fertility rate dropped 2% between 2017 and 2018 among girls and women age 15 to 44 nationwide."

CDC says death rate for young adults is rising

"Death rates are on the rise for young and middle-aged U.S. adults, with white and black people experiencing higher mortality than Hispanic people."

Millions should stop taking aspirin for heart health

"Millions of people who take aspirin to prevent a heart attack may need to rethink the pill-popping."