Americans love to contemplate — and legislatively promote, to whatever degree possible — the virtue of hard work. Here in the United States, we already work more hours per year than our English-speaking counterparts in Britain, Canada and Australia — not to mention those enviable denizens of European social democracies, who enjoy the kind of leisure time only our highest-paid workers can afford.
"America Is Obsessed With the Virtue of Work. What About the Virtue of Rest?" is from the April 25, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elizabeth Bruenig and narrated by Sam Scholl.