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February 4, 2011

Less Work for More People?

Across the pond, 97% of recently created jobs were part-time jobs. Here in the U.S. we're seeing a decrease in working hours, too, although not that extreme. Not yet, anyway.

Some believe this is just the beginning. Years ago, Jeremy Rifkin's The End of Work predicted this would happen. No one knows for sure what the future holds, but playing it safe seems prudent. If we teach our kids to handle money wisely and carefully, they'll be able to handle life on a small salary better than those who aren't taught to stretch a buck.

2 comments:

Stone Cottage Mama said...

Thank you! I have been looking for another book to read. This is great.

Barbara Frank said...

It's an interesting book. I don't agree with everything in it, but he sure did predict what we're going through these days!