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    Question Prominent UK loonynomics outfit proposes a 21 hour week

    The New Economics Foundation, a loonynomics think tank with connections to Feasta has proposed a 21 hour working week

    BBC News - Cut working week to 21 hours, urges think tank
    The working week should be cut to 21 hours to help boost the economy and improve quality of life, a left-wing think tank has said.

    ...Anna Coote, co-author of the 21 Hours report, said: "So many of us live to work, work to earn, and earn to consume, and our consumption habits are squandering the earth's natural resources."Spending less time in paid work could help us to break this pattern.
    Here's the full report:
    21 hours | the new economics foundation

    So anyone here want a 21 hour week ?



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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberianpan View Post
    The New Economics Foundation, a loonynomics think tank with connections to Feasta has proposed a 21 hour working week

    BBC News - Cut working week to 21 hours, urges think tank


    Here's the full report:
    21 hours | the new economics foundation

    So anyone here want a 21 hour week ?



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    Hell yeah.. if I could survive on a 21 hour week I'd be there in the morning

    Exactly what is your problem with more leisure time
    1,197 people agree with me.. how many agree with you ?

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    Stupid thread, where the OP has already decided to close down the debate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockofcashel View Post
    Hell yeah.. if I could survive on a 21 hour week I'd be there in the morning

    Exactly what is your problem with more leisure time
    It is a "Having your cake and eating it" style argument

    21 hour week=massive drop in standard of living... anyone who wants to is free to do 21 hours now.. most choose to do 35-50.

    This loonynomics outfit is seeking legislative change that would start the slippery slope to the Stone Age

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    Quote Originally Posted by yehbut_nobut View Post
    Stupid thread, where the OP has already decided to close down the debate.
    Feel free to make their case .. I provided links to their report ... I have to say I find them a pretty weird outfit:

    Just Bond | the new economics foundation
    The Just Bond
    The Just Bond is a bond with a difference. It will give an interest rate of 0% and the bond cannot be redeemed. On financial performance alone, you might say the bond has nothing to recommend it. But by buying a Just Bond you will be helping to create a more sustainable future.
    Do they have serious backing ?Anyone willing to stand up for them ?

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    Actually, I will thank you for the "loonynomics" tag.

    I'm going to start using more often, as a perfect description of the type of economics that's brought us the mess we're in now.

    FF - the party of loonynomics!
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    Quote Originally Posted by yehbut_nobut View Post
    Actually, I will thank you for the "loonynomics" tag.

    I'm going to start using more often, as perfect description of the type of economics that's brought us the mess we're in now.

    FF - the party of loonynomics!
    I'd sooner tag FF as "bubblenomics"

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    Naw, Loonynomics is pretty much what we've had up to now.



    Not just here, it's been all over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberianpan View Post
    I'd sooner tag FF as "bubblenomics"

    cYp
    Quote Originally Posted by cyberianpan View Post
    It is a "Having your cake and eating it" style argument

    21 hour week=massive drop in standard of living... anyone who wants to is free to do 21 hours now.. most choose to do 35-50.

    This loonynomics outfit is seeking legislative change that would start the slippery slope to the Stone Age

    cYp
    Absolute cr4p. If most people actually did jobs that produced real goods and services I would probably agree with you. But many people produce absolutely feck all in their jobs (what are all those bank workers doing right now?) and we still have the standard of living that we do. If resources and systems were coordinated more effectively we could easily halve the amount of time we spend in formal employment without a loss in the standard of living.

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