The four-day work week gets a plug from Davos experts

Wharton professor Adam Grant has long advocated for a shorter work week than the 40-hour minimum most professionals have now.

Last week he took that message to the World Economic Forum in Davos, where he shared the stage with Dutch economist and historian Rutger Bregman, author of the book Utopia for Realists. Bregman, who has long advocated for both a universal basic income and a 15-hour work week, said the trend toward fewer working hours that started in the 20th century should continue.

“For decades, all the major economists, philosophers, sociologists, they all believed, up until the 1970s, that we would be working less and less,” he said.

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