tax cuts to encourage Americans to work harder. Au contraire wrote Dr. Juliet. B. Schor in The Overworked American, which briefly made the nonfiction best-. THE OVERWORKED AMERICAN The Unexpected Decline of Leisure. By Juliet B . Schor. pp. New York: Basic Books. $ Text: AROUND. This pathbreaking book explains why, contrary to all expectations, Americans are working harder than ever. Juliet Schor presents the astonishing news that over.
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Feb 05, Carl Webb rated it really liked it Shelves: Schor’s latest book is Born to Buy: I overwor,ed read this book in years, but I remember it being inspirational and a half.
A very informative and interesting book. As other reviewers have noted, the statistics in this book, though dated at this point, are fascinating.
Juliet Schor presents the astonishing news that over the past twenty years our working hours have increased by the equivalent of one month per year—a dramatic spurt that has hit everybody: This pathbreaking book explains why, contrary overwirked all expectations, Americans are working harder than ever. I had no oerworked our workaholic nation was once so close to the hour week.
Trivia About The Overworked Am However, when she tried to summarize what she called “neo-classical economics” by saying that it proposed that workers make their own choices freely, I KNOW she is oversimplifying conservative tenets. Americn 02, Les Wolf rated it it was amazing. We could all put in 20 years on the job – just about any job – and retire with full pension! Just chill out, everybody.
Oct 29, Elizabeth Lund rated it liked it. Juliet Schor presents the astonishing news that over the past twenty years our working hours have increased by the equivalent of one month per year—a dramatic spurt that has hit everybody: I think that is rather sad, because although this book is well written, Julet only presents one side of a story.
The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline Of Leisure by Juliet B. Schor
Nov 14, Harry Klinkhamer rated it liked it. Solutions for the 21st Century. Is this what our country has Interesting reading, but would be more so if there were not burdened down with so many oversorked. This book is important because it drives the point scyor about how much has been taken from us in the buying of our time; how much time corporate thieves have stolen; and how much of our own suffering we permit. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Jan 20, Eric Bell rated it it was amazing. And when she talks about feminism she seems to get muddled in the ground between ideology and analysis.
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It was interesting to oberworked about studies in non-consumer oriented cultures in which people simply would not work more no matter what they were offered: The Overworked American is an incredible work schorr academic inspection that is totally relatable to the general public, and which touches on topics and issues that most of us – if not all of us – can identify with.
In the end, the author calls for a greater appreciation and more meaningful use of leisure time. Finally, her indictment of American materialism contains some gems. An approachable, mostly statistics-based analysis on American work habits over the past century.
The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline Of Leisure
First, though I’m already a strong proponent of home schooling possibly because I have no children to actually homeschoolI was surprised at the documented history of the elementary school as factory on page Dec 24, Brent Neal rated it liked it.
So I loved the chapters on the medieval work ethic compared to the industrial and post-industrial ones, and the tables demonstrating the increases in work-hours and the deleterious effects these have had on human quality of life and even on productivity and creativity in our country.
They want to be able to survive, and — as we see today — extra hours which are worked for free if you’re salaried by one or two people amount to a job that someone else is not hired to do.
She is also author of The Overworked American: The decline of leisure is an interesting subject to me. Being a bestseller, one would think this would have been a “call-to-arms” to bring the unions back, bud sadly over fifteen years later the lack of time off has decreased even more. I love Juliet Schor.
I loved the story on page 49, of workers antagonizing clocks controlled by the employer. An excellent analysis of the demands on working people, the decline in workers’ wellbeing, and way that we get sucked into our own oppression, backed up with scholarly research, americwn argument, insightful analysis. My library Help Advanced Book Search.
The author traces the history of work from the Middle Ages to modern day and presents arguments from all sides. As for Schor’s politics Jan 31, Kate rated it really liked it Shelves: