I have been thinking about this for a while. One of the biggest causes of lost jobs is that automation has eliminated more jobs than it has created. With all the computers we have, work should be like in a Jetson's cartoon where you just go in push the "start" button and then sit back with your feet up. I'll be honest, when I go to work I don't spend the full 40 hours working. If I walk around the office many others aren't either. If I wasn't at work I might be out spending money "stimulating the economy". For those that are working hard, the shorter hours would mean someone else would need to be hired to do the extra work. This would create more jobs and maybe make some peoples lives easier. I think ambitious people would continue to work additional hours. Most important: I would rather share my job with someone than share my wages with someone that is not working. I think the latter is where we are now and it is going to get worse. Problems are that unless this was done world wide, American labor would become even less competitive (although the Europeans already get more vacation than we do). In addition, it would make the cost of benefits like health insurance a larger part of the wage. Thoughts??