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4/9/07: Starving for Time

Lots of Clocks! Photo by <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">G Kaufman</a>

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – You probably imagine your life better than that of a medieval peasant, but consider this: Americans work more on average than a laborer in the Middle Ages. Even to judge by today's standards, we still work 350 more hours a year than our contemporaries in Europe. Americans are starving for time, and this famine poses a real threat to our health, our relationships and our communities. John de Graaf is the coordinator for the national Take Back Your Time initiative, and Monday he talks to Doug about what we can do to reclaim our lives.

  • John de Graaf will give a lecture called "What's the Economy for Anyway?" this Thursday, April 12 at 7:00 p.m. at the Languages and Communication Building on the campus of the University of Utah.
  • This Saturday, April 14, John de Graaf will give the keynote address at the University of Utah's Pace of Life Public Fair. His lecture is called "America's Time Famine" and begins at 1:00 p.m. at the Downtown Salt Lake City Library. The fair begins at 10:00 a.m., and you can click here for information on other events.

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