On average, Americans work 205 more hours per year than Italians, 270 more than
the French, 371 more than Germans, and an incredible 473 more than
Norwegians-whose economy, by the way, is booming. Indeed, since 1970 gross
domestic product per capita has risen faster in Europe, where the number of
working hours has fallen, than in the United States, where the work day, the
work week, and the size of our coffee cups have steadily increased.
That quote is from The Boston Globe which says that today's cartoons are being used to reinforce a "go-go-go" work ethic in America's children. Roll over the headline for the full story.