Saturday, November 17, 2007

Six-hour work day


In two weeks, Venezuela seems likely to start an extraordinary experiment in centralized, oil-fueled socialism. By law, the workday would be cut to six hours. Street vendors, homemakers and maids would have state-mandated pensions. And President Hugo Ch�vez would have significantly enhanced powers and be eligible for re-election for the rest of his life.

I've long argued that the developed world is working too many hours. And by that I mean that the people who own this country (USA) need us to work so many hours - to keep us from having any spare time to organize against them.

Lots of questions if/how this will play out in Venezuela, but I'm sure the capitalists who own this country will continue to do everything they can to stop the socialist experiment - including overthrowing Chavez again.

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