"There Is a Serious Downside to Overworking People"

Rabbi and social activist Arthur Waskow talks about the toll taken by long hours on the job and the importance of downtime

Their's was a deeply religious community, those dour but busy Puritans, who bestowed on America its signature characteristic: industriousness. Now, several hundred years later, quite a different religious community -- an informal interfaith group of mainly progressive clergy members and like-minded scholars and activists -- is saying the American way of busy-ness has gotten out of hand.

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