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Why White-Collar Workers In The U.S. Work Such Long Hours05:59
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Researchers have long known that Americans work longer than their counterparts in most other rich countries.

But there is a big debate about why. A new paper suggests the trend is especially pronounced among white-collar workers, and that the internet and computing have something to do with it.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Derek Thompson (@DKThomp), senior editor at the Atlantic.

This segment aired on December 23, 2019.

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