Ya Lazy Bum!

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It’s a holiday weekend, so I suspect a lot of folks are enjoying time with friends and family. I elected to invest part of my Saturday exploring the new SlopeCharts economics data panel (yeah, it’s sad). I stumbled upon this little gem, which is the average workweek in Britain from 1599 to present (the easy-to-remember symbol is FR:AWHWUKA). It seems to have peaked around 1829 at nearly 70 hours a week! I suspect those folks would consider modern-day folks to be dilitentes.

slopechart FR AWHWUKA