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Sharing the Work, Sparing the Planet: Work Time, Consumption, & Ecology

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This book is a comprehensive, up-to-date and thoughtful account of "work time reduction" which is being increasingly discussed and experimented with in many countries, particularly in Western Europe. The idea embraces an innovative range of possibilities, including a shorter working week, early retirement, and parental leave. The author argues that work time reduction can ...more
Paperback, 235 pages
Published February 19th 2000 by Zed Books
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Margot
Fewer work hours for each person, more jobs for more people. Let's save the world!

Hayden splits the globe into a different geographical division than I'm used to hearing about: North and South. North, with lots of money, power, and privilege, and the South with not so much. North using up all the Earth's resources and the South will catch up.

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"Another factor is that some service-sector jobs could more accurately be labelled as a return of the 'servant sector,' in which one overworked
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Dec 04, 2009 lyle rated it really liked it
The author provides excellent coverage of the theoretical and practical issues in effecting work time reduction, working less than the typical 40-hour week. For decades much of the work we do has been an unsustainable drain on finite nonrenewable resources but it continues due to corporate inertia and lack of time people have to contemplate a better way.
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