The Many Benefits of Working Less
Most of us have no trouble imagining the benefits of having more time off work: more time with friends and family, less stress, finally learning to play the violin. But the benefits of working less, it turns out, aren't just for the individual enjoying a happier life. A culture less focused on the rat race means serious benefits for the planet and the economy, as well.
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Juliet Schor is professor of sociology at Boston College and the author of the national bestseller The Overspent American.
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