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Working Harder Isn't Working

by (author) Bruce O'Hara

New Star Books
Initial publish date
Jan 1993
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    Publish Date
    Jan 1993
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In the 1960s, futurists predicted that advances in technology and increased automation would bring about an Age of Leisure and Abundance. Technology has performed its miracle: today's workers can produce twice as much per hour as their 1950s counterparts. So why are we told that we must work longer and harder — for less money — to survive in today's "competitive economy"? What's gone wrong?

Massive unemployment, soaring taxes, runaway debt, environmental degradation, and growing levels of poverty and personal suffering are the direct results of our stubborn refusal to let go of the 40?hour workweek. Bruce O'Hara offers a concrete, detailed program to reclaim the future of our dreams: a bold and delightful plan to work less and enjoy life more.

About the author

Bruce O'Hara is the director and founder of Work Well, Canada's first Work Option Resource Centre. Over the past ten years, he has helped hundreds of Canadians negotiate more flexible working arrangements - including many people who said "My employer will never give me what I want."

O'Hara has also received national attention as the author of Working Harder Isn't Working: How we can save the environment, the economy and our sanity by working less and enjoying life more.

Bruce O'Hara works three days a week - and loves it!

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