The lazy person in me loves this idea whereas the rent-payer and food-eater in me has a few questions. A movement has arisen recently that proposes the idea of reducing the "normal" 40-hour work week down to about 21 hours. Frankly, I can't trust my own motives when trying to form an opinion on wether this a good idea or not.
Surprisingly enough, this study isn't being propagated by folks who sound like Matthew McConaughey and look like The Big Lebowski. In fact, there is a serious group of intellectuals over in the UK, who believe a "chopped in half" work week could benefit everything from our personal happiness to our global carbon footprint. Here's a snippet from the organization's manifesto:
"A much shorter working week would change the tempo of our lives, reshape habits and conventions, and profoundly alter the dominant cultures of western society. Arguments for a 21-hour week fall into three categories, reflecting three interdependent ‘economies’, or sources of wealth, derived from the natural resources of the planet, from human resources, assets and relationships, inherent in everyone’s everyday lives, and from markets. Our arguments are based on the premise that we must recognize and value all three economies and make sure they work together for sustainable social justice."
Sadly, even if this idea has the potential to crush society beyond repair, I think it's still worth a try. God I'm lazy.