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Proponent of Shorter Work Hours and Humane Trade Regulation


Links to the following pages:

A short history of shorter working hours - The struggle to reduce work time from antiquity to the present day (2009) 10,557 words www.shorterworkweek/swwhistory.html - 12 languages

Let's Recapture May Day - This holiday originated in America as fight for eight-hour day though no longer celebrated here (1985) 1,171 wordswww.mayday.html - 12 languages

The 5-Day Week in the Ford Plants - An interview with Henry Ford when he introduced the 5-day workweek in 1926 (2009) 2,792 words swwford.html - 12 languages

The Economic Effect of Shorter Working Hours - What happens to productivity and employment when work time is reduced (2009) 1,850 words econeffect.html - 12 languages

The Nature of Work in a Knowledge-based Economy - The quantity of work may not be proportionate to man-hours (1989, 2010) 4,481 words www.knowledgeeconomy.html - 12 languages

Remembering Eugene McCarthy - friends with a great man through our common interest in shorter working hours (2005) 1,262 words www.McCarthy.html - 12 languages

It’s time to reconsider shorter work time - Thinking outside the box for the President’s summit on employment (2009) 3,680 wordswww.shorterworkweek/summit.html - 12 languages

The Story of Bill McGaughey’s Involvement with this Issue - A “new wave” advocate of shorter working hours (2016) 7,440 words www.biography.html - 12 languages


Full Employment for All - An Op-Ed Piece written for the New York Times by Bill McGaughey (2009) 767 words nyt.html - 12 languages

It's Time to Share the Work and Pie - Whether work-sharing leads to poverty or wealth (2009) 843 words latimes.html - 12 languages

New Priorities for Japan - Government planners envision a society of greater leisure. (2009) 744 words japan.html - 12 languages


A Labor and Environmentally Oriented Trading System Imagining an alternative to free trade (1993) 3,259 words www.tradingsystem.html - 12 languages

A Search for Trade Standards to Protect Labor and the Environment incentives built into the trading system (1996) 1,858 words www.search4standards.html - 12 languages

Outline of an Internationalist Proposal for “Fair Trade” fair trade in a practical dimension (2008) 1,703 words www.internationalist.html - 12 languages

Government as regulator of the labor market What can be done about the long-term threat to U.S. jobs (2008) 2,473 words www.governmentregulation.html - 12 languages

Fighting the last war the free-trade concept is obsolete (2006) 1,064 words www.lastwar.html - 12 languages

Political and financial history of Mexico before the adoption of NAFTA Financial squeeze causes Mexican government to adopt business-friendly policies (1992) 6,503 words www.NAFTA.html - 12 languages

My Trade Activism in 1991 - Starting with a trinational conference, an anti-NAFTA movement takes root in Minnesota (1991) 1,635 words www.fairtrade.html - 12 languages

A Statement by the Author of “A U.S.-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement” Activities undertaken in Minnesota in 1991 to oppose NAFTA (2017) 2,069 words www.laney.html - 12 languages

Why I oppose free trade - the short version It boils down to revenues and costs from a national perspective (2017) 1,134 words www.opposefreetrade.html -12 languages

An exchange with the Mayor of New York Surprise, he's a free trader! (2008) 589 words -12 languages


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