Bernie Sanders Tries to Legislate Leisure

It’s a superfluous effort. The market has already moved toward a 32-hour workweek.

Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced a bill last week that would establish a “standard” 32-hour workweek and lower the overtime threshold after which employers are required to pay time and a half. The Vermont socialist is late to the party again. The free market has already delivered what he’s seeking.

The growing availability of four-day workweeks, hybrid schedules, remote work and the gig economy reveals that Mr. Sanders’s bill isn’t radical as much as it is superfluous and unnecessary. The senator is attempting to legislate a work culture that a growing number of businesses in the private economy are already providing for employees.

Read the full article at the Wall Street Journal


  • Jonathan Decker

    Jon Decker is a senior fellow at the Parkview Institute and a leading "supply-side community organizer" in America. In 2015, he launched the Committee to Unleash Prosperity on behalf of Steve Forbes, Larry Kudlow, Arthur Laffer, and Stephen Moore and served as their executive director for 8 years. Decker’s writing and research has been featured in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, DailyMailUK, New York Post,, and the Boston Herald. He has also appeared on national talk radio programs and has been featured on Fox News shows including Hannity. Decker is a graduate of Roger Williams University with over a decade of experience in various public policy roles.

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