There's an article in the New York Times about how Americans are taking less vacation time than ever before.
The Conference Board, a private research group, found that at the start of the summer, 40 percent of consumers had no plans to take a vacation over the next six months — the lowest percentage recorded by the group in 28 years.
If Americans are better off today than they were in the past, how come vacation time is decreasing? In an increasingly wealthy society there ought to be more time for leisure and not less.
Probably one of the reasons why happiness has decreased since the 1970s is because Americans have to work more than ever before.
I previously proposed that Americans should have six weeks of vacation. I think that if a political party picked up on the idea, it could attract a lot of votes. Why don’t the Democrats, who claim to be for the working man and woman, get behind the idea of a shorter workyear? Probably because they are too busy trying to figure out how to shortchange the worker by opening the borders to more cheap labor immigrants.