(WSJ) Americans Worked Less, Watched More TV in 2012

The recovery has basically been a recovery for a tiny fraction of the population,” said Geoffrey Godbey, professor emeritus at Pennsylvania State University and co-author of “Time For Life: The Surprising Ways Americans Use Their Time.” “What you’re seeing is people who might want more work but aren’t getting it,” he said.

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3 comments on “(WSJ) Americans Worked Less, Watched More TV in 2012

  1. Terry Tee says:

    Perhaps it is only a small recovery. But I realised only today that there is something of a baby boom in our congregation. That to me is a sign of confidence and hope in the future and I begin to believe that economically we might have turned a corner.

  2. Cennydd13 says:

    We’re experiencing what our city council calls a “slow but steady” recovery, with new home and school construction to begin in the next several months. New businesses have come to town, and with them, more jobs here in the Westside of the Central Valley of California, and people are spending more, so I suppose that’s a good sign.

  3. SC blu cat lady says:

    I agree. It seems only a small fraction of people are benefiting from the *recovery*. We certainly are not. My hubby has not had a raise in several years. There are new businesses coming to the area which is good.

    I agree with Terry Tee- here our parish is also experiencing a small baby boom. Lots of more babies and young children than when we joined almost 10 years ago.