An important, hard-hitting, well-documented look at the overworking of America, this study finds that Americans now spend more hours working than at any time since WW II. 75,000 first printing; $50,000 ad/promo.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
This is a book with an important message that unfortunately will probably not be taken seriously. Schor, a Harvard economist, argues from statistics what the rest of us know from experience, that "in the last twenty years the amount of time Americans have spent at their jobs has risen steadily." And the statistics, if accurate, are stunning. Each year our work year increases by one day. We average only 16 hours of leisure a week after jobs and household chores. Working hours are longer than they were 40 years ago. And if present trends continue by the year 2000, we will be spending as much time at our jobs as we did in the 1920s. However, as Schor notes, we are also willing victims of this erosion of leisure as we pursue promotions, bigger salaries, and conspicuous consumption. Her solution? Hold jobs to a set number of hours per week, offer comp time for any overtime, and lower our living standards. Recommended for academic and public libraries.
- Jeffrey R. Herold, Bucyrus P.L., Ohio
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is one of the most important issues of our time. Schor's treatment is exemplary. She might have included a discussion of Keynes's argument that the development makes necessary... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Alan G. Nasser Sr.
Extremely opinionated. If you area republican you will hate it and if you are a democrat you will love it.Published 15 months ago by Stanley J Rossell III
This book is full of interested information and observations. It really informed my view of the world. I find myself talking about it often, years after having first read it.Published 20 months ago by M.W.
I've had this book for years and just finished it today, 19 years after publication. Obviously, in our current economy her observations are a little jarring compared to 1993. Read morePublished on January 16, 2012 by Bodhi Kannon MD
This is a very important book that unfortunately lacks theoretical clarity. The irony of course is that the people who hate this book grasp in some ways more clearly than the... Read morePublished on July 14, 2011 by Christopher D. Wright
The book came in on time. It was in the condition as expect. I would recommend the buyer due to
their quality and prompt service.
I read this book for my Econ labor and technology class in undergrad, and it is a really great book that describes a phenomena that can be see clearly now especially during the... Read morePublished on September 14, 2010 by Emaebe
Every now and again someone taps our collective shoulder and says "you're working too much." These infrequent reminders, often ensconced in scholarly works, tend not to resonate... Read morePublished on December 18, 2006 by ewomack
Aspects of this work are dated but Shor's book invigorates the term "wage slave" with new meaning. In this work you'll learn:
* USA citizens are the most overworked... Read more