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The Moral Case for Working Less

We shouldn’t work less simply because it allows us to be better workers.

We should work less because it allows us to be better humans.

Forty-year-old Josh Epperson works 10 to 15 hours a week and makes about $100,000 a year.

After more than a decade in the corporate world and seven years working at a global brand consultancy, he has spent the past three years running what he calls “The Experiment.”

The Experiment has three precepts. First, Epperson accepts only work that he finds meaningful.

Second, he accepts only work that pays well (his rate is $130 an hour).

Third, he never works more than 20 hours a…

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