Royal Holloway University of London and the University of Texas at Austin
FROM Daniel S. Hamermesh
Is It Time for a Three-Day Weekend Every Week? Independence Day falls on a Monday this year, and that means many people will have a three-day weekend. Studies have shown that working long hours every week can cause health problems; working too much can lead to relationship problems; and some evidence suggests that American employees would be more productive if they worked fewer hours every week. So if Americans would probably be happier, healthier, and more productive if we shrunk the workweek down, why haven’t we done so?
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.