218 - Time Bandits

Think Significantly

Jul 26 2022 • 49 mins

In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a war on poverty during his State of the Union address. While there was a sharp decline in poverty levels the decade after the declaration of war, poverty levels have remained mostly consistent for over 40 years.  Ironically, the efforts people made to stay out of fiscal poverty launched them headlong into a new type of poverty: time poverty, that chronic feeling of having too many things to do and not enough time to do them.  Stagnant wages meant people looking to improve their station had to work two or more jobs and additional time working outside of the home meant less time to complete the unpaid labor associated with running a household. In this episode, Pete and Melissa will talk about how the erosion of discretionary time affects our lives, some unexpected things that contribute to time poverty, and what we can do not to feel so time impoverished.

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