Overworked America: The Great Speedup

Overworked America: The Great Speedup

Monika Bauerlein and Clara Jeffery, Mother Jones: “Pundits across the political spectrum revel in the fact that US productivity (a.k.a. economic output per hour worked) consistently leads the world.

Yes, year after year, Americans wring even more value out of each minute on the job than we did the year before. U-S-A! U-S-A! Except what’s good for American business isn’t necessarily good for Americans.

We’re not just working smarter, but harder. And harder. And harder, to the point where the driver is no longer American industriousness, but something much more predatory.”                  Read the Article  

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