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Worktime reductions are only natural in a growing economy

Terzi, Alessio (2022) Worktime reductions are only natural in a growing economy. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (16 Jul 2022). Blog Entry.

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Worktime reductions are often invoked by the anti-capitalist and post-growth literature. And yet, there’s nothing anti-capitalist about a shorter workweek. Over the past 200 years, since the Industrial Revolution sparked an unprecedented acceleration in economic growth, working hours have been on a steep decline. Alessio Terzi writes that today’s conversations about a three-day weekend are not a shift in paradigm but rather a continuation of the paradigm we have seen for over two centuries.

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Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2022 10:21
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2022 10:21

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