The shorter Robert ReichAugust 10, 2012 Tim WorstallCivil Liberty6 CommentsI like time off. Therefore 120 million people must be forced to take time off. previousPlse retweet: @worstall\’s kickstarter http://kck.st/QoxgwbnextTimmy cycles again 6 thoughts on “The shorter Robert Reich” Gary August 10, 2012 at 12:12 pm I enjoy choosing to take time off. Others must not have the choice I enjoy. Fred August 10, 2012 at 12:25 pm Are you being “heightist” today Tim ? I note rr is only 4ft 10 in and once wrote a book called “why growth is good” Tim adds: I did consider making that joke but reconsidered. Not for reasons of taste of course. Just because I couldn’t quite get it right. blokeinfrance August 10, 2012 at 2:57 pm If the economy worked on university terms… Frances Coppola August 10, 2012 at 3:16 pm Didn’t we make a similar observation with regard to one Eoin Clarke’s liking for coffee not long ago? He just wants a cup of coffee. Therefore all that should be on the menu is a cup of coffee. Philip Walker August 11, 2012 at 8:18 am Not to mention that no-one gets “paid” time off. Your employer could equally well increase your pay (on a weekly or hourly basis) and not pay you over the holiday: then you wouldn’t have paid holidays but you’d still have the same overall pay. (In fact, your net pay would go up a smidge because of the absolutely potty way that National Insurance works.) The conclusion is fairly obvious, and I suspect that apart from the resident idiot we’ve already come to it: enforce “paid” time off, and unit wages will fall, but only for the least well paid workers. John Sweda August 14, 2012 at 8:25 pm I think Mr Reich is saying that Americans should be more like Europeans, who have mandatory vacations time. Mr Reich is 66 years of age, and I think he should be sufficiently well-off to retire an not go to work at all. Has anyone read his book “I`ll Be Short – Essentials for a Decent Working Society” ? Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.