Why Do We Prohibit Long Hours?

Dec 27 2011 @ 6:38pm

Robin Hanson asks:

[W]e don’t at all limit housework, and place few limits on self-employed work. Furthermore, high status occupations are especially exempt. Doctors, lawyers, managers, financiers, artists, writers, athletes, academics, and software engineers often work crazy hours. … Why are we so selective in our limits?