Less Work, More Pay: America’s Shorter Hour Movements

Most Americans work too much and are paid too little. Reversing these trends is the most important thing we can do to bolster democratic governance, economic security, and individual wellbeing.

Lecture Description

Most Americans work too much and are paid too little. Reversing these trends is the most important thing we can do to bolster democratic governance, economic security, and individual wellbeing. In this talk, Cobble recovers the subversive economics of the shorter time movements of the past and reflects on how their visionary demands for family time, leisure, and full citizenship point the way toward a more just and prosperous society.

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Business and Economics Labor and Working Class

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