Econ 101: The case for an 18-to-24 hour workweek, both parents working
Whether caused by labor-saving technology, mass immigration, or trade with low-wage goliaths like China, the result is the same: an oversupply of low-skilled labor in relation to demand, leading to lower wages for ordinary Americans.
The last time we faced a similar crisis, in the late 19th century, we legislated the 8 hour day and 40 hour week. I suggest we do something similar today. Indeed, it may be an essential part of any real solution: the only way ordinary workers can benefit from labor-saving technological advances.
I do not pretend that a shorter work week will solve the problems caused by mass immigration (which must simbly stop, it hurts the sending countries) or by free trade in the new global economy. The latter requires the cooperation of our European allies: an end to overseas tax havens, secret bank accounts, and shell corporations, paving the way for a graduated consumption tax and universal wage subidies. In that context only does free trade make sense.
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A growing body of research shows promising signs that the keto diet might be able to improve mental health.
- The keto diet is known to be an effective tool for weight loss, however its effects on mental health remain largely unclear.
- Recent studies suggests that the keto diet might be an effective tool for treating depression, and clearing up so-called "brain fog," though scientists caution more research is necessary before it can be recommended as a treatment.
- Any experiments with the keto diet are best done in conjunction with a doctor, considering some people face problems when transitioning to the low-carb diet.
It's up to us humans to re-humanize our world. An economy that prioritizes growth and profits over humanity has led to digital platforms that "strip the topsoil" of human behavior, whole industries, and the planet, giving less and less back. And only we can save us.
- It's an all-hands-on-deck moment in the arc of civilization.
- Everyone has a choice: Do you want to try to earn enough money to insulate yourself from the world you're creating— or do you want to make the world a place you don't have to insulate yourself from?
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