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    Re: The Case for a 21-Hour Work Week

    I appreciate all the insightful response. I apologize for not being too engaging during daytime. My 9 year old son that has Asperger syndrome. And he is a load...lol. I should know I guess. I was the dental director of a particular Washington State Developmental-disabled (down-syndrome) institution for three years. Hence my interest in the University of Melbourne Post-doctoral Special Needs Specialty program..I have to oversee my son doing his homework at night time as well. So I shall do most of my research after their bedtime..Again thanks for all the response.

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    Re: The Case for a 21-Hour Work Week

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWood View Post
    The Case for a 21-Hour Work Week
    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/the-ca...work-week.html


    Prepare yourselves for post-industrial (post bubble) society, as we are ready to enter the informational age. I just love socialism..
    Have we already entered the 21-hour work week (underemployment)?

    As for socialism, we're likely heading in the opposite direction. The money isn't there for socialism (entitlements).

    I don't expect to get any entitlements.

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    Re: The Case for a 21-Hour Work Week

    Work 21 hours for your employer then produce and sell on the side or even better spend time with family and friends.

    There's more to life then 40 hour work weeks.

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    I agree most people would have richer lives if they worked less.

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    I must disagree with the two previous posts. Man was designed for work. Life is given fullness and richness through hard work and the sucess it usually brings. Idle hands are the devil's playground, but not only that, idle hands lead to the breakdown of a man physically, mentally and emotionally. It is no coincidence that many men are doing fine right up until retirement, and which point they go downhill and die in short order.

    Edit: I reread both of those posts and it appears they may be referring to less work for an "employer" and more time being productive at various other tasks. In that case, I can agree. The 40 hour week is probably a bad thing because it takes a man away from home where he is needed. For a man to be productive as a self-employee where he can teach his children at the same time is the best way.

    Prior to the industrial revolution, Mom was in the house and Dad was usually no more than a half mile away. That was an excellent way to raise healthy, capable, responsible kids through unlimited time with the best natural role models.
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    Re: The Case for a 21-Hour Work Week

    Many have already entered the 21 hour work week...40 hours work for 21 hours pay.
    As far a robots doing the work, who will build the robots, China?

    On a positive note, we still have the best damn taco factories in the world! Yeay America!
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