Comment: I didn't say "mandate" (or anything like it) anywhere.

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I didn't say "mandate" (or anything like it) anywhere.

I am suggesting that maybe in the future, people will look back at the actions of current businesses (skirting Obamacare through reducing worker hours) as the beginning of a more humane work week of reduced hours.

I speak of the 40-hour work week, not as a mandated work week, but the current expectation of business at large.

Private businesses are currently free to require a certain number of hours from job applicants. However, they (more than not) require 40 hours. I call that the social norm, which could change over time, possibly to 29-hours.