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Average Working hours in the past

Finally found a good source that confirms what I had read before about work hours in the past.

http://groups.csail.mit.edu/mac/users/rauch/worktime/hours_workweek.html

The link describes how Capitalism increased the average number of hours worked by wage earners and as starkly contrasted to the 3 day work week equivalent of the past. Maybe increase in production of capitalism could be explained simply by extended working hours put into place. Also it suggests something about the amount of work humans had done “naturally”. This research is only on European peasants, but I suspect similar findings on rural populations in the Arab world as well. Not so sure about the urban inhabitants.

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