The three-day weekend: a dream deferred

Why aren’t there more of them? What’s so sacred about the five-day workweek, a regimen set in place in North America seven decades ago that has been virtually immoveable since (unlike in many European countries)? In an age of high-tech efficiency and higher productivity, why isn’t the working world organized to provide us with more leisure time?

It’s about time we started considering this seriously. Many, including myself, would gladly spend an extra 1.5 to 2 hours at work everyday for a three-day weekend. The benefits are demonstrably clear. A regular weekend really is just a speed bump, not a legitimate rest.