1. Certainly not since the year 2000: down by 5%
2. Certainly not since the 19th century: down from >65 to <40 hours per week
3. In a couple of cases, up since the 15th Century.
If anyone is working too hard, it’s nef, producing endless reams of rubbish on the idea that sheer quantity will overcome the criticisms of the sensible majority that realise how stupid their prognoses are. Well, they have won. I’m too busy. Will someone else PLEASE take this piece of rubbish to bits? I will praise and link to it for ever more.
UPDATE: Thanks to Chris (see below), here is a post by Phil further mashing up the nef argument in nine ways. Thanks all for contributions: now we just have to await their next report, which will be something about replacing all currency with the carrot, or banning foreign holidays for males above the age of 40, or insisting that car wheels are square. It’ll be along in 2 weeks….