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The Fight for Free Time

Miya Tokumitsu Jacobin
The demand for fewer working hours is about liberation — both individual and collective.

Radical Leisure

Eva Swidler Monthly Review
In the seventy years since organized labor gave up on shorter hours, not only did the length of the U.S. work week bottom out, then begin a steady climb that still continues, but labor force participation rates also rose. Women work for pay at ever-increasing levels; the elderly work until death. Ever-more hours work are siphoned from households, drawing in ever-more people.
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