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Why we work 40 hours a week

I’ve become obsessed it seems of late with articles and posts on the way Americans work and spend their time and money.

This post on True Activist about the real reason for the 40-hour workweek is equal parts sad and encouraging. Sad because it’s true and encouraging because it doesn’t have to be.

Can you imagine what would happen if all of America stopped buying so much unnecessary fluff that doesn’t add a lot of lasting value to our lives?

The economy would collapse and never recover.

There’s also a chilling quote in there about how much more stuff is bought when kids nag their parents than when they don’t.