Nowhere in the laws of physics does it state that prosperity can only be attained with people working for 40 hours a week.
In 1855, 50 hours a week was just casual dilly-dallying. A real man worked 16 hours a day, 6 days a week. 40 is just as arbitrary as 30.
The problem isn't the hours worked. It's the suffocating regulations caused by hordes of meddling bureaucrats who only have the authority to say no.
Author of Shades of Thomas Paine, a common sense blog with a Libertarian slant.
Also author of Stick it to the Man!
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