American Workforce

In a post-lunch haze, I sit at my desk going through a stack of papers that have been accumulating since the turn of the
Some years ago, I faced up to the futility of reporting true things about America's disastrous wars and so I left Afghanistan for another remote mountainous country far away. It was the polar opposite of Afghanistan: a peaceful, prosperous land.
The field of positive psychology teaches us that having control over your time is one of the biggest keys to being happy. People adjust to material stuff quickly. But losing control of your time makes almost everyone miserable.
We can see why America as a whole is slowly transforming into a land where production takes a backseat to self-preservation. This creates a system where nothing is produced except for excuses.
Another issue is flexible working. "More than 90% of companies in Germany and Sweden allow for flexible working".* These
When real economic growth finally takes hold and unemployment rates fall, it might seem easy to believe that the American workforce can return to business as usual. But positive numbers alone will not be enough to predict future success.
This is not the time for policymakers and business leaders to disengage and take potshots -- be they from the right or the left. Now is the time for negotiation and compromise to secure reform.