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Are Americans Too Lazy?

Posted by iBlog on August 23, 2007

We Americans pride ourselves on being a hard-working bunch, so here’s a thought to spoil your Labor Day rest: By global standards, we’re lazy. We’ve been getting lazier. And the days of the American dolce vita may be numbered.The surprising report of our relative sloth arrives in new research from the UN’s International Labor Organization, which looks at working hours around the world. When it comes to what we might call hard work, meaning the proportion of workers who put in more than 48 hours a week, America is near the bottom of the heap. About 18% of our employed people work that much

Read the full article in CnnMoney.com

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