Joe Clement and Nathan Schneider discuss an article he wrote recently for Vice Magazine that asks "who stole the 4-hour work day
". They consider different rationales for reducing the work week, the social and psychological damage of working too much, its long past stretching back to the American Revolution, as well as how the aspiration fueled the labor movement during its most powerful period before WWII. This conversation contains a few extra minutes that did not air during the live broadcast.
Nathan Schneider is a journalist whose articles appear in Harpers
, The New York Times
, and Chronicle of Higher Education
. He is also an editor of Waging Nonviolence
, and maintains his own blog The Row Boat.