Save the world: Don't work so hard

That they actually spent money to study this issue is just one more sign that the end of the world is just around the corner. The Center for Economic Policy and Research has determined that if we all worked fewer hours - just like the Europeans - we could save the planet from global warming. US News: A worldwide switch to a "more European" work schedule, which includes working fewer hours and more vacation time, could prevent as much as half of the expected global temperature rise by 2100, according to the analysis, which used a 2012 study that found shorter work hours could be associated with lower carbon emissions. The Center for Economic Policy and Research is a liberal think tank based in Washington. "The relationship between [shorter work and lower emissions] is complex and clearly understood, but it is understandable that lowering levels of consumption, holding everything else constant, would reduce greenhouse gas emissions," writes economist David Rosnick, author...(Read Full Post)