A short Veterans' Day post
Thanks to those who've served and a plea to make this a real holiday
This has been a busy week in our household with our kid’s public school closed Monday and Tuesday and now again today for Veterans’ Day, and then of course with the election. So we’re going to take today off, even though I acknowledge that Veterans’ Day isn’t a “real” holiday that most people get to take off. That’s one nice thing about the independent entrepreneurial lifestyle!
As I wrote on Juneteenth, trying to get more people time off on national holidays is a good idea:
The most important research on this is a 2014 paper from Cristobal Young and Chaeyoon Lim that looks at subjective well-being among unemployed people across the days of the week. The find that the unemployed experience a weekend welfare boost that is almost as large as the welfare boost of the employed, and that they also look forward to the weekend nearly as much. Why? Well, “because social time increases sharply on weekends for both workers and the unemployed.”
In other words, most Americans are fortunate enough to…
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