“Elite men in the U.S. are the world’s chief workaholics. They work longer hours than poorer men in the U.S. and rich men in other advanced countries. In the last generation, they have reduced their leisure time by more than any other demographic.” Derek Thompson on the free-time paradox in America.

+ BBC: Why Americans don’t take sick days.

+ Is our obsession with work seeping into our child-rearing strategies? If so, we might be missing the point of play. Education does not stop when recess begins.