Good Quotes: James Surowiecki

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“Because Americans spend more hours at the office than Europeans, they spend fewer hours on tasks in the home: things like cooking, cleaning, and child care. This is especially true of American women, who… spend ten fewer hours a week on household jobs than European women do. Instead of doing these jobs themselves, Americans pay other people to do them.

In the American model, then, you work more hours and use the money you make to pay for the things you can’t do because you’re working….”