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Standard Work Week/Health Care
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Our standard is a 40-hour work week. It's been that way for all of my life, and I have always thought of it as The Way Things Are. Immutable, unchangeable, the required pace and rhythm of working life.

Well, it's not. As I read in the news recently, in Sweden the average work week has hit a new high--26.2 hours. Unions there are complaining about the resultant impact on workers' health.

This is the same Sweden where health care is government funded (paying 97% of the cost of medical treatment) and decentralized (though private medical care is also available).

Per capita costs of health care in Sweden are approximately 2/3 of care in the U.S.

A cure for what ails us?

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