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Vacations Matter - to Individuals and the Economy

Our nation is facing some serious challenges, so we need to hunker down and work hard, and put aside such frivolous topics as vacations...right? It may not seem so at first, but vacations have a lot to do with the health of our economy, along with the well-being of the individual workers who dri...

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Tags: Family, Fun, Quality of life, Time, Vacation, Work
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First Vacation Bill Before Congress

A vacation is a luxury for many American workers, but time away from the work routine is actually a necessity. Now there's a vacation bill before Congress... From Take Back Your Time's press release: TAKE BACK YOUR TIME is pleased to announce that Congressman Alan Grayson (D-FL) will introduce ...

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Tags: Government, Leisure, More of what matters, Policy, Vacation, Work
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Downturn or Down Time: Shorter Hours in an Overworked Culture

New Dream board member Juliet Schor was quoted in a NYT Week in Review article, A Slowdown that May Slow Us Down, this weekend. In an ideal world, said Juliet Schor, an economist at Boston College and the author of books on labor, leisure and consumerism, shorter working hours would be voluntary...

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Tags: Furlough, Hours, Quality of life, Work
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