The Overworked Cliché of the Overworked American

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Social scientists and op-ed commentators have toiled overtime to popularize the image of the “overworked American.” Alas, Americans must have been too busy to notice these lamentations on their behalf. A majority deny they work too hard. In a survey conducted for ABCNews.com, 26 percent of respondents said they work too hard, while 72 percent said they don’t.

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