Total American Work Hours ÷ Capable Work Force =
This article proposes that in a rational society the amount of work to be done would be equally shared by the available work force. Read this article to find out how long your work week should be.
- Capitalism experiment is over
- No over-worked until everyone has work.
- Take what you need, leave some for others
- Stand together and regain your right
- Recent labor reports
Capitalism experiment is over
The current capitalist paradigm has many unemployed workers (losers) and the rest working 60 hours a week (losers). We think those that are working two jobs are real go-getters but is it OK to have two jobs when your neighbor has none? Actually this seems selfish to me but if you think about it, it is the root assumption of capitalism. No wonder we accidently got sidetracked into selfish behavior, it was the plan. Perhaps no one gets two jobs until everyone has one. We can make these choices as moral individuals in a rational society.
No over-worked until everyone has work.
Should we allow the corporate entities that recently bought our companies make some of us work way too much while denying our neighbor a job? Perhaps we should think of our unemployed neighbor when our employer asks us to work overtime. No overtime allowed until everyone that wants a job has one, right?. Sounds rational to me!
Take what you need, leave some for others
Refuse to work two jobs until everyone has one. How can we choose otherwise and consider ourselves evolved, moral beings. We can be the change. Remember your neighbor without a job has now gone into foreclosure driving the value of your house down. Maybe we should consider his fate as our own because it is true. Remember our basic human qualities of loving-kindness and what that means, we cannot continue to pollute our souls with this indecent behavior. Our power to create heaven on earth is inherent in our purity, it is no accident that the corporate elite want us to engage in this heart pollution. The slaves must not learn of their power to create what ever they wish, that would be the end of the elite.
Stand together and regain your right
We must remember. if we all stand as one and demand these basic human rights it will be done. We need to wake up and start shaping this new future ourselves. Perhaps it should be one job per family with a 20 hour work week, with internet homeschooling and community supported gardens where the schools used to be. Sell the school buses to the highest bidder, tell Libya we only need half as much gas as we did before, woo hoo! Let the global mind (internet) take over the education of the new generation and immediately save the country, balance the budget, make life good again in a America. All we have to do is refuse overtime, only one job per family and close the school/start the garden.
Recent labor reports
The Center for American Progress recently reported:
- "Work-family conflict is much higher in the United States than elsewhere in the developed world. One reason is that Americans work longer hours than workers in most other developed countries, including Japan, where there is a word, karoshi, for “death by overwork.” The typical American middle-income family put in an average of 11 more hours a week in 2006 than it did in 1979."
- "Not only do American families work longer hours; they do so with fewer laws to support working families. Only the United States lacks paid maternity-leave laws among the 30 industrialized democracies in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. The only family leave available to Americans is unpaid, limited to three months, and covers only about half the labor force. Discrimination against workers with family responsibilities, illegal throughout Europe, is forbidden only indirectly here. Americans also lack paid sick days, limits on mandatory overtime, the right to request work-time flexibility without retaliation, and proportional wages for part-time work. All exist elsewhere in the developed world."
- "In 1960, only 20 percent of mothers worked, and only 18.5 percent were unmarried. Because the most common family was comprised of a male breadwinner and stay-at-home mother, employers were able to shape jobs around that ideal, with the expectation that the breadwinner was available for work anytime, anywhere, for as long as his employer needed him. Even then, this model did not serve the small but significant share of families who did not fit this mold, yet the model stuck."
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