In 1870 the average European worked 66 hours/week. In the US, we averaged 62. By 1929 the European and American work weeks were pretty much the same: Europeans worked 47.8 hours/week, and Americans 48. But by 2000, according to an article in The Economist magazine, Americans had pulled ahead, working 4 hours more per week. As the article cites, those extra … [Read more...] about Why Do Americans Still Work Long Hours?
That’s the question posed by a recent editorial in The Boston Globe. A McKinsey & Co. study predicts that over the next 20 years robots will replace from 50 to 75 percent of workers in selected job functions. The Globe’s solution? Massive retraining, and the reframing of the workforce as lifelong learners. “College-educated and white-collar workers are likely to nimbly … [Read more...] about Will Robots Do Your Job?