Monday, September 05, 2011

Labor Day 2011

Today is Labor Day in the United States. While for the many who remain unemployed in this, the longest recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s, it is another year without work, there is hope that next year's election will provide new leadership that will return the nation around by replacing the present Administration's statist policies with economic policies that promote economic growth and job creation.

Despite the hardships being suffered by unemployed workers, this is the day that not only has come to mark the end of the traditional summer vacation season, but is also a day to honor the American worker. This is what those who in the late nineteenth century lobbied for in both the United States and Canada.

Economic growth has resulted in work weeks being reduced to below what these early crusaders envisioned and wages for average workers rising beyond anything the nineteenth century advocates could have imagined.

While this increase in leisure time and disposable income has tended to eclipse the original focus of the day away from the nation's workers and their contribution to our economy and, instead, allow workers and their families to use the increased leisure time and disposable income to relax and enjoy themselves on this day.

So, to everyone who works for a living I say RELAX AND ENJOY THIS DAY. You have earned it!!

Here are links to my other Labor Day articles:

Labor Day and the North American Labor Movement

What is Labor Day?

Labor Day in America

Labor Day Food Ideas

Labor Day 2010 Bad News for American Workers

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