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.