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Take Back Your Time by John De Graaf
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Jun 13, 2007

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Read in October, 2006

Average Americans have added 200 hours of work per year compared to the late 1970s - that's roughly 5 more weeks of work a year. Few Americans understand the implications of this finding. The amount of work required, often just to get by, is hurting our families (and children), our health, and our communities. When we take people and our social institutions to task for failing we need to calculate in the damages that come about from too little time spent on just about everything but work.

Raise the minimum wage and millions of workers would not have to work 2 or three part time jobs and would have more time for raising healthy families, contributing to their communities and becoming better informed about the real issues facing Americans.

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