Rethinking the working week

Professor David Spencer has been quoted in articles by Russian news agency TACC and Norwegian trade union FriFagbevegelse discussing the idea of a 6-hour work day.

Professor Spencer, Head of the Economics Division commented in the TACC article: “I think it is feasible given the right political will. There is a growing view that shorter work hours should be achieved not just to mitigate the effects of crisis but also to build a better society.

Automation could help to facilitate a cut in work hours but ultimately it is a matter of politics whether work hours are reduced or not. 

Translation from Russian to English available on the TACC website here

Full article on the FriFagbevegelse website (in Norwegian only) available here.