Four Weeks Vacation For All


| August 29, 2003

America's obsession with working long hours at fast speeds with little rest throughout the year is bringing us down, and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, now a professor at Brandeis, is tired of all the fatigue. Writing on TomPaine.com, Reich makes a not-so-daring proposal: 'a federal law requiring that every company in America give every employee at least four weeks paid vacation per year.' Reich reminds us that 'it's the law in Europe,' and says, 'a guarantee of four week's paid vacation here may make American workers happier and hence even more productive.' Although it is counterintuitive, a national vacation policy may prove that, even in the free market, less is more.
-- Candace Crocket

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