Definitely worth considering and passing from hither to yon. A close friend of mine (quite close) has a particular interest in these ideas.
I know it's en vogue to trash the US and say Europeans "do it better;" but in this case there's no arguing with the facts. They take more vacation. I want more vacation. Don't you? We should enjoy our lives; not work hard to make sure we get to enjoy the final few years of our already short lives.
Who convinced us otherwise? Probably the very people who are getting rich because we're working our asses off. Excuse my French.
- Matthew Freeman is a Brooklyn based playwright with a BFA from Emerson College. His plays include THE DEATH OF KING ARTHUR, REASONS FOR MOVING, THE GREAT ESCAPE, THE AMERICANS, THE WHITE SWALLOW, AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR, THE MOST WONDERFUL LOVE, WHEN IS A CLOCK, GLEE CLUB, THAT OLD SOFT SHOE and BRANDYWINE DISTILLERY FIRE. He served as Assistant Producer and Senior Writer for the live webcast from Times Square on New Year's Eve 2010-2012. As a freelance writer, he has contributed to Gamespy, Premiere, Complex Magazine, Maxim Online, and MTV Magazine. His plays have been published by Playscripts, Inc., New York Theatre Experience, and Samuel French.